Thursday, October 20, 2011
Gold hoard thrown in skip displayed
A hoard of Early Bronze Age gold that was salvaged from a skip following a botched robbery has gone on display.
The ancient artefacts were recovered by gardai in 2009 after being dumped along with the stolen safe they had been kept in at Sheehan's Pharmacy in Strokestown, Co Roscommon.
The thieves had not realised that the 5,000-year-old gold was hidden among documents when they tipped out what they thought were the safe's worthless contents.
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