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