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5.27.2008

Grandson of rag and bone man discovers 'Indiana Jones' gold cup may be worth £500,000

By Beth Hale

As a child, John Webber often played with the strange engraved metal cup that was lying around in his grandfather's scrapyard.

Even when he inherited the cup from the old rag-and-bone man, he assumed it was simply another piece of bronze or brass which had escaped the melting pot.

Gold cup
John Webber was left the 22 carat gold cup by his grandfather and is now planning to sell it for £500,000

Fortune: This metal cup has turned out to be an ancient treasure
Fortune: This metal cup has turned out to be an ancient treasure and dates back to before Christ

But last year Mr Webber, himself now a 70-year- old grandfather, unpacked it from its box after six decades to discover he had been sitting on a fortune.

Experts say the cup is pure gold and dates back to before the birth of Christ.

Read the rest on DailyMail.