1916 tricolour leads the charge in historical sale

22nd December, 2014

In 1930, a man walking along the shores of the Danube spotted the glint of gold in the grass. It was a Celtic twisted gold torc dating from 1200-500 BC. Assayed at the time, it weighs 103 grams of 24 carat gold. To be sold by the finder’s grandson at Whyte’s, it is expected to realise €8,000-€10,000.

Leading the sale is a Sinn Féin tricolour, home-made in such a hurry the inscription...

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