Garden planter turns out to be Roman antique


Auction appraiser Guy Schwinge was visiting a Dorset, England home when he noticed an unusual planter in the garden. It turned out to be a Roman sarcophagus from the 2nd century. According to the Antiques Trade Gazette, research revealed that the family had purchased it a century ago from auction house Hy. Duke & Son. Now, Duke & Son have just sold it again, for £80,000.



  1. It also turns out that the “Halloween decoration” the family originally found inside the planter was actually the skeletal remains of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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