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Saturday, 28 May 2011
Erotic Roman knife handle in Lincoln Museum
RUDE Roman relic unearthed in a Lincolnshire field is set to take pride of place in a city museum.
The unusual bronze knife handle depicts two men and a woman entwined in an erotic embrace with one of the men clasping a decapitated head to his chest.
It was unearthed in a farmer's field in Syston, near Grantham, by a metal detecting enthusiast in early 2008 and reported thro- ugh the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which allows members of the public to record archeological objects they have discovered.
Bought by The Collection in Lincoln for under £1,000, the saucy scene has already been displayed, but is now due to take centre stage as part of the museum's Roman section.