Antique jewellery found under floor of department
Here at Belmont Jewellers we sell a range of Vintage Gold & Silver Necklaces, but none are quite as old as the ones turned up in Essex this week.
That's because the necklaces found in Essex are Roman, and were unearthed in the Roman town of Colchester.
Builders renovating a Williams & Griffin store uncovered the jewellery in a find that's since been described as 'of national importance'.
The jewellery is thought to be the collection of a wealthy Roman woman and is one of the finest finds of its kind ever discovered in Britain.
The collection includes three gold armlets, a silver chain necklace and two silver bracelets.
Also found was a bag of coins, a jewellery box filled with earrings and rings and a large silver armlet.
It's thought the Roman treasure was probably buried in the floor of a house which was subsequently razed to the ground during the Briton's revolt led by Boadicea.