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Childhood 'toy' revealed as ancient Persian relic

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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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Childhood 'toy' revealed as ancient Persian relic


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LONDON (AFP) - An ancient gold cup mysteriously acquired by an English scrap metal dealer is expected to fetch close to a million dollars at auction after languishing for years in a shoe box under its current owner's bed.

Owner John Webber says his grandfather gave him the 5.5-inch (14-centimetre) high mug to play with when he was a child, back in 1945.
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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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I love hearing stories like this. Finding treasure in the least obvious of places.

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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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it is quite beautiful there is no way i would sell it though



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:35 PM
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"Heaven knows where he got this, he never said," he added, revealing that as a child, he used the cup for target practice with his air gun."

Wow that is amazing. Can you imagine that...it was from an era before Alexander the Great!

Since it was gold one can assume that a lot of the elite probably used it over the centuries.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Since it was gold one can assume that a lot of the elite probably used it over the centuries.


Possibly, not necessarily though. Could have been lost, sitting in some pile of dirt for centuries too.

To gain an appreciation of the sort of story that could be behind any artifact, I highly recommend the movie The Red Violin.



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