The Goddess in the Margarine Tub Is Just One of 1,267 Treasures Found by the British Public in 2017 Read more:

A new report reveals the pieces voluntarily recorded with the U.K.’s Portable Antiquities Scheme last year


Margarine Goddess

(Rod Trevaskus/Oxfordshire County Council)

Old margarine tubs don’t exactly have a reputation for harboring priceless treasures. If they’re holding something, it’s usually crumbling matchbooks, bread ties, false teeth, or maybe just some really old margarine. But a farmer in Great Britain lucked out, reports Mark Brown at The Guardiana tub he’d held onto for over a decade turned out to contain the real deal—a genuine copper-alloy and lead statue of Minerva dating back 2,000 years.

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