- A man has discovered one of the coolest finds ever in a remote field.
- At first, he believed that he had found a piece of old climbing equipment or a part of a tractor.
- However, it has been revealed to be a rare necklace from the Bronze Age!
What’s the coolest thing you’ve found in an empty field? One man got extremely lucky when he took his metal detector to a remote field near his home. At first, he thought he found old climbing equipment. However, it turned out to be a 4,000-year-old necklace and is worth about $14,000!
Billy Vaughan is a 54-year-old resident of Whitehaven in the United Kingdom who spends most of his free time being a metal detectorist. The hobby usually helps him find some interesting trinkets around his hometown but a visit to a remote field helped Vaughan find something truly unique. Who would have thought that a rare necklace was hidden out in an open field?
The rare necklace is called a golden torc and dates back to the Bronze Age.
According to Vaughan, he initially thought that the trinket was a piece of climbing equipment. However, he was in for some surprising news after he sent a friend a photo of his find.
“He said I must come around with it right away so I hopped in my car and drove to his house with it,” Vaughan said. “He was very excited about the find and told me to take it to a jeweller’s, who confirmed it was 11oz of 22 carat gold.”
Vaughan’s find is currently estimated at about $14,000. However, the care worker isn’t particularly concerned about the numbers. After all, he is legally obliged to offer it for sale to a museum at a price set by the Treasure Valuation Committee. Nevertheless, he is proud of the discovery.
Vaughan with his amazing find.
The necklace is actually a 4,000-year-old golden torc that was used back in the Bronze Age. It is often used to display wealth and status and people give them as gifts to their loved ones.