Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Early iron age gold found in dumpster

"After a remarkable series of events, a treasure trove of Early Bronze Age gold has gone on display in Ireland for the first time.

Police officers recovered the ancient artifacts in 2009, after they were tossed in a dumpster along with the stolen safe they had been kept in at Sheehan’s Pharmacy in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. It is believed that the thieves had failed to notice the 5,000-year-old gold hidden among documents when they dumped out the contents of the safe.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Ancient-gold-horde-found-in-dumpster-goes-on-display-132608168.html
"The collection – consisting of a gold crescent shaped collar and two small gold discs – was originally discovered by Hubert Lannon while he was digging in a bog in 1945.

Two years later, he gave the artifacts to the Sheehan family, who kept them locked in their pharmacy’s safe for over sixty years.