Gold collar 'best Iron Age find in 50 years'

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A 2,200-year-old gold and silver collar valued at more than 350,000 pounds which was unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Nottinghamshire has been described as the best find of its kind in 50 years.

The discovery of the ornate Iron Age necklace, or torc, which is made of eight twisted metal strands, is the most valuable single find in Britain in recent history.

"I was only in the field because a customer kept me late," said Maurice Richardson, a 59-year-old tree surgeon from Newark.

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