Rare Iron Age 'bling' necklaces to be displayed in Scotland

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London, November 5 (ANI): Four gold necklaces belonging to the Iron Age are set to go on display at the Museum of Scotland.

The 'Iron Age bling', dating from between 1st and 3rd century BC, are estimated to be worth 1 million pounds.

The rare findings were pulled by amateur treasure hunter David Booth, who had taken up the hobby just five days before his first outing with the newly bought metal detector.

"I found it by accident," Sky News quoted the 35-year-old as saying.

"I had a field in mind, so set off there. I walked seven steps from where I parked my jeep and that's when I discovered them. It was just sheer luck.

'I had used the metal detector around the house to practise for a few days, but this was the first time I'd taken it out.

"When I discovered the jewellery, I thought it might be significant but I didn't know for sure until I looked on the internet and saw similar torcs. I immediately emailed a picture of them to the museum," he added.

Booth, a chief game warden at Blair Drummond Safari Park, found the rare haul on private land in Stirlingshire.

Curator Fraser Hunter from the Museum of Scotland said: "I was absolutely amazed when I saw the images, you just don't expect to see this kind of stuff in Scotland. It changes our view of the Scottish Iron Age." (ANI)

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