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microrobert
07-18-2013, 01:08 PM
Golden torc on display at museum

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A rare 3,000-year-old piece of gold jewellery unearthed in bogland by an amateur treasure hunter has been unveiled to the public at its new home - the Ulster Museum.

The golden torc was dug up in Co Fermanagh four years ago by a local man who at first thought it was a spring from a car engine.

It was another two years before Ronnie Johnston figured it was rather more significant after noticing something similar in a treasure hunters magazine.

The item was subsequently declared a valuable artefact at a special treasure inquest at Northern Ireland Coronerís Court and ultimately purchased by Stormontís Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Golden torc on display at museum - Regional - Belfast Newsletter (http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/golden-torc-on-display-at-museum-1-5297035)

Anglojew
07-18-2013, 01:22 PM
I thought it said "purchased by stormfront's Department of Culture" for a minute.