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A Bronze Age Yetholm type copper alloy shield from c.1300-975BC estimated at £10,000-15,000 at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller.

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Oliver Miller, managing director, said: “The shield was discovered in 2015 near Lakenheath by a metal detectorist, and what a find it was. This item is incredibly rare and in good condition – it’s a remarkable discovery and is one of only 27 such shields ever found in the world.”

Also included in the sale is a selection of Neolithic axe heads discovered in the 1960s on a Suffolk farm near Brantham.

The shield is estimated at £10,000-15,000.

bishopandmiller.co.uk