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Roman Chariot #1065030
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Found in Pembrokeshire.. Incredible find. Going back to AD25 to 75 AD. Jesus was still alive in AD25 !

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47072503

Parts of an Iron Age chariot found by a metal detectorist have been declared treasure by the Pembrokeshire coroner.

Mike Smith made the discovery in February 2018 on farmland in the south of the county.

The court at Milford Haven heard on Thursday the finds were part of the ritual burial of an entire chariot and that the site is now legally protected.

Mr Smith says the 2,000-year-old finds could be worth a "life-changing" six to seven figure sum.

The nine artefacts are now Crown property and a independent valuation committee will decide on the payment to Mr Smith.

That will be shared fifty-fifty between Mr Smith and the landowner

It's guess work," said Mr Smith after the inquest. "But you're definitely talking six or seven figures.

"It's the biggest ever metal detecting find, as in there's never been a chariot ever discovered by a metal detectorist. There've been hoards found, but never anything like this."

He now hopes he can afford to buy a bungalow for himself and his wife who has difficulty climbing stairs.

"I still can't believe it. Obviously I've read other people's finds. I've watched them on telly, and I've always thought, I wouldn't mind finding that, it's still surreal, and life-changing," said Mr Smith who has been metal detecting since 1977.

National Museum Wales said it will try to acquire the treasure "for the national collection and on behalf of the people of Wales".

It was a chance find after the weather forced Mr Smith's to switch to another field.

When an expert told him it was a Celtic harness decoration and not a medieval brooch, he realised there might be more.

Mr Smith, from Milford Haven said: "It's very difficult to describe, you know it when you see it, and you know it's special."

He thought immediately that the artefacts pointed to the site of a traditional burial, usually reserved for high-ranking tribe members who would be interred complete with their chariot, horses, tack and weapons.

"The chariot's definitely there… and the body's in it… It's the first one found outside of Yorkshire," he said.

The finds were identified and dated to probably AD 25-75 by curators and museum archaeologists at National Museum Wales by comparing them with others already known across Britain.

Red glass was made and allowed to cool into shaped recesses in the bronze surfaces, creating distinctive and vibrant flowing designs.

Gwilym Hughes, head of Cadw said: "The objects demonstrate imaginative and clever craftsmanship, reflecting an inner world of colour and beauty."

The museum's principal curator of prehistoric archaeology, Adam Gwilt, said: "These chariot pieces may have been witness to some of the historical events of the time, as Iron Age peoples defended their ways of life and identities, in the face of an expanding Roman empire."


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Re: Roman Chariot [Re: granny] #1065032
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Wow! What a find, and what fine designs shown in the BBC article. I do love the La Tene style. (Also, incidentally, a rather fine stained glass window behind the photo of the finder!) That would probably be the Silures tribe, or possibly Demetae, depending on where in Pembrokeshire it is. Fascinating; I look forward to hearing more from the excavation when it goes ahead. Thanks for posting!

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If you like that sort of thing, you can lose a few hours, days or even weeks on this site https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/


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Re: Roman Chariot [Re: granny] #1065044
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Ooh, have bookmarked the page! Thanks, diggingdeeper.

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Oh my god , just to be the first person to touch something so old. Absolutely great find and looks like there will more stuff to follow. . Ooooh wish it was me finding it...

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I was thinking about you Cools, when I posted it. What a turn up ! You need to get out into them thar fields again.

The link you posted DD, is very interesting, thanks. Disappointed it hasn't got one on the hanging gardens of Babylon though, as researched by Stephanie Dalley . She did a really interesting video. All fascinating stuff.


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Here she is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_Dalley

The dramatic music in the video does subside eventually. Typical, once the US get their hands on anything.



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