A metal detectorist recently unearthed an ancient Celtic coin with a visage resembling a modern politician. Can anyone point to other examples where a coin portrait bears an unintentional resemblance to someone else? -EditorA stunned metal detector user hunting near Margaret Thatcher's birthplace found an ancient coin depicting a warrior leader that looked just like the Iron Lady.
David Baker was searching a muddy field near Grantham when he uncovered the 2,000-year-old silver coin. On one side was the head of a tribal leader or goddess which passed an uncanny resemblance to the former Prime Minister.
"It is so ironic that she was born close to where I found it and that it is also from the Iron Age - and she was known as the Iron Lady." Only 10 of these celtic coins from about 40BC have ever been found and, according to one expert, this is the finest ever unearthed. It is said to be of the Trinovantian tribe that were from north of the Thames.
To read the complete article, see: Metal detector unearths Iron Age Iron Lady (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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