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A 2,000-year-old gold ring found by a metal detectorist only to then be kept in a cupboard for 30 years has sold for £36,000.<br />
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The 24 carat gold ring dates back to the Iron Age and would have belonged to a chieftain of a Celtic tribe living in Yorkshire.<br />
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The ring is fascinating as it was made 100 years before the Roman invasion and 800 years before the Vikings created jewellery of a similar standard.