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A treasure hunter with a metal detector found a second-century Roman helmet in England last May. It just sold at a Christie's auction in London for $3,629,469—over 11 times the low estimate.













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#2 Metal Detectors, huh?Pistolera 2010-10-15 16:10
My husband just bought a metal detector from a friend and I kind of laughed. Hmmm...I think I'll reconsider using it.
#1 Amazing find...Lucky!wheels216 2010-10-13 22:46
This fortunate man should insure this treasure ASAP, and keep it underwraps!

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