Get out your metal detectors!

A lucky person with a metal detector uncovered a Roman helmet last year, which is now going up for auction at Christie’s (on Oct. 7).  It’s expected to fetch between $315,000 and $470,000.  It is one of only three of its caliber and design  (with complete face masks)  ever discovered in England.  It was found in the northwest, and was in 74 fragments when found.

Read the full press release here.  And, read about the ownership/right-to-sell controversy here, along with a film clip of Christie’s antiquities specialist which shows more details of the helmet.

UPDATE – it went for over $3 million!!!  Read the story here.

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