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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

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The Stigs dump

A metal detector enthusiast in Cumbria has discovered a rare Roman bronze helmet complete with face-mask, believed to belong to an ancient charioteer who would have been the historical equivalent of our modern day "The Stig"

The helmet would have been worn, possibly with colourful streamers attached, as a mark of excellence by Roman charioteers at a special weekly meeting hosted by a Clerks Son going by the name of Jeremiah.

An ancient parchment was discovered nearby declaring Best Britannia Chariots presents "Top Charioteer" it is thought the "The Stig" from days of yore would put various chariots to the test under the watchful eye of Jeremiah, the Clerks Son, and an audience of 100s, a good rating for them days.

Described as a "hugely important discovery", it is now expected to fetch £300,000 at Christie's Antiquities auction, not bad for a sticky old helmet found in a midden.

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