Medieval jewels found in garden

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The Independent Online

A trove of medieval jewellery and other precious objects found by an Austrian man working in his back garden includes pieces made for a royal court and could be worth as much as €100,000 (£69,000).

The unidentified man came across the objects in 2007 while he was enlarging his pond at his home in the town of Wiener Neustadt, south of Vienna.

The trove consists of more than 200 items: rings, brooches, ornate belt buckles and gold-plated silver plates. It was unveiled yesterday.