Last Updated on 6/5/2008 by bidz

British man’s ‘shoebox’ treasure sells for 98,000 dollars

Yahoo! News
Thu Jun 5, 2008

“LONDON, June 5, 2008 (AFP) – An ancient gold cup mysteriously acquired by a British scrap metal dealer and kept in a shoe box for years by its unwitting owner sold for 50,000 pounds (63,000 euros, 98,000 dollars) Thursday.

The 5.5-inch (14-centimetre) object — which is decorated with the heads of two women looking in opposite directions and knotted snakes — went under the hammer in Dorchester, southwest England.”

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