British man digs up 200-year-old golden dentures: made from hippos or sea ivory

A 59-year-old man in Britain found a pair of 200-year-old dentures in the land, with the top of the dentures made of gold, foreign media reported. In March 2019, a 59-year-old British man accidentally found a pair of teeth while searching for a treasure on a metal detector on a farm in Oxfordshire, the report said. He initially thought it was the sheep’s teeth, which he cleaned and found to be human teeth in shape, and had a brace made of gold on them.

The lower part of the tooth remains white, and the words “WSF” and “N435” are still clearly visible inscribed with the letters “WSF” and “N435” on the gold braces.

British man digs up 200-year-old golden dentures: made from hippos or sea ivory, estimated to buy half of the village

Experts determined that the dentures may have been made from the teeth of hippos or walruses, plus gold tooth holders, which were worth between 200 and 300 pounds at the time, and at that time there was enough money to buy a house in half a village.

It is reported that the dentures will be auctioned on November 25, the estimated auction will be 3,000 to 7,000 pounds (about 27,000 to 63,000).

Under British law, the proceeds of the fake tooth auction will be divided into three parts, half of which will go to the landowner who discovers the denture, the man will get a quarter, and his partner in charge of metal detection will receive another quarter.

British man digs up 200-year-old golden dentures: made from hippos or sea ivory, estimated to buy half of the village

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