ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A metal detector enthusiast made a breathtaking find of ancient Roman bronze
artifacts in Gloucestershire.
A dog statue with its tongue hanging out is one of many ancient Roman bronze
artifacts uncovered in England that date back 1,700 years.
A hoard of ancient Roman bronze
artefacts includes a sculpture of a "licking" dog never found before in Britain.
A number of other interesting artefacts were found including a small Roman bronze
brooch and fragments of Samian pottery.
Odder still is the proximity of Bacon's Portrait of Lisa, 1957 to a Roman bronze
This is a Roman bronze
dodecahedron from South Shields.
Large Roman bronze
sculpture from Hispania is characterised by its scarcity (Trillmich, 1990).
In 2010, a Roman bronze
helmet complete with face-mask - thought to be one of only three of its kind to be found in Britain - was discovered by an anonymous metal detector enthusiast in Cumbria.
Further digging on the moors at Worlow during the next few years revealed a Roman bronze
buckle, glass beads, iron nails and pieces of tile and pottery including some Samian ware, all dated to first and second centuries AD.
A ROMAN bronze
helmet complete with face-mask - thought to be one of only three of its kind to be found in Britain - has been discovered by a metal detector enthusiast in Cumbria.
SCRATCH MY BACK: A Roman bronze
strigil that sold for pounds 336 in Bonhams
From a beautiful basalt statue of Isis, to a cache of Roman bronze
cultic paraphernalia, to a hoard of Byzantine gold coins and jewelry, the archaeological discoveries and data have been nothing short of amazing.