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Treasure Hunter Unearths $460K Roman Helmet

Rare British find expected to fetch a fortune at auction
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2010 4:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – An amateur treasure hunter in Britain has unearthed a Roman helmet expected to fetch at least $460,000 at auction. The bronze helmet—only the third of its kind ever found in Britain—has a face mask and is topped with a griffin. Experts say the helmet, found in a field with the help of a metal detector, would have been worn at sports parades instead of in combat, the BBC reports.
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