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An ancient sundial that was unearthed in a muddy field by a 'lost' metal detectorist as he walked back to his car is tipped to sell for £80,000<br />
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Simon Neal went to the wrong part of the enormous field in his hunt for some Roman relics and was leaving the site when his machine <br />
detected a metal object.<br />
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After scraping off the mud, Simon thought the small quadrant item was a broken fragment of a much larger sundial and placed it in his finds bag and thought nothing of it.<br />
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The item, that measures just 2ins in radius, is being sold by Christie's in an online sale with the deadline on October 29.