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The bottles bear the seal of the Earl of Coventry
A remarkable hoard of 17th century wine bottles have been dug up at a building site and are now tipped to sell for £20,000.
The unlikely discovery was made by a workman in a JCB who was digging foundations at the site near Kinnersley, Worcs.
He spotted one of them glistening in the sunshine and stopped his engine before going to investigate.
In total, seven 8ins curved bottles were unearthed from the clay during construction last November. They carry the seal of the Earl of Coventry who lived at the Croome Estate, which is less than a mile away from the site.
The bottles are being sold with BBR Auctions, of Elsecar, South Yorks.