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Maddi Puleston from Dukes carefully models the precious antiquity.<br />
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Ancient Greek gold wreath discovered - In rural Somerset.<br />
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An incredibly rare gold crown, believed to be more than 2,000 years old, has been discovered in the unlikely surroundings of a modest cottage in Somerset.<br />
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The delicate solid gold myrtle wreath, which is thought to date from the time of Alexander the Great around 300BC, is expected to make at least a whopping £100,000 when it goes up for auction.<br />
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The antiquity was retrieved from a tatty cardboard box kept under the owner's bed and he had no idea just how valuable it might be.<br />
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The wreath will be sold by Duke's of Dorchester on June 9.