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A dark 200-year-old set of false teeth, was unearthed in an English field that will be auctioned later this month.
The unusual discovery was made earlier this year by Peter for the Cross, when he, with the help of his metal detector, in Buckinghamshire, southern England.
The implants are made of gold, and, possibly, hippo ivory, which has been carefully created to resemble the the teeth. They will go under the hammer at UK auction house Hansons Auctioneers on Dec. 25, and I have a pre-sale estimate of £ 3,000 to £ 7,000 ($3,853 to $8,989).
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“I know it sounds crazy, but when I first pulled them out of the ground, and I thought that they were the sheep’s teeth,” Cross said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “That’s when I started to clean off the mud and clay, and I could tell there was a plate of gold, and that they were the human’s false teeth.”
It’s a 200-year-old false teeth have been found in a field in the South of England. (Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers)
“They might have belonged to a very wealthy man. They date back to between 1800 and 1850, and it would have cost a fortune from the Cross added to it. “A dentist friend and he said the owner would have paid between £ 200 to £ 300, in the 1800’s, and that would have bought half the houses [in the Buckinghamshire village of] Brill as a very wealthy place.”
The lower set of teeth is missing, in spite of the Cross, in the effort to get them to look. “I’m back to the same area two or three times, and was looking for a 20-ft area around where I felt the teeth, but I had no luck in finding the other section,” he added. “That’s because there is no metal in the lower part of the mouth, so it can’t be detected by a metal detector.”
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“The outer part of the teeth are made of ivory, possibly a hippopotamus or a walrus, which would have been cut by hand. The curve of the tusk, slim fitted, and the shape of the mouth,” said Mark Becher, metal detector finds, consultant at Hansons, in a statement. “The front six teeth to keep the enamel of the tusk to the effect that the surface of the tooth, although I’m not sure how they will be in a Colgate ad, and each and every moment of it.”
Hansons Valuer Isabel Murtough to the bone.
(Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers)
The proceeds of the sale will be split — half going to be the country where the false teeth were found in the Cross, and his fellow metal detectorist, with Diana Wild, who was with him when he made the false teeth, it will receive 25 per cent each.
The implants are made of gold, and, possibly, hippo ivory. (Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers)
It is perhaps the most famous false teeth in history, the ones that belonged to George Washington. The only remaining complete set of Washington’s false teeth in the collection from Washington’s estate, Mount Vernon. The set is made up of animal and human teeth, and ivory, and in accordance with The Washington Library.
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