"Rare and exquisite" Roman lantern found in England

21-year-old metal detectorist Danny Mills delighted local archaeologists when he discovered an extremely rare 1st - 3rd century Roman lantern near Sudbury, England. The bronze lantern is believed to be the only one of its kind in Britain. (photo)

The lantern resembles a modern hurricane lamp, but instead of glass, the flame would have been protected by horn, scraped to translucence. While the horn is long gone, the lantern retained the chain by which it would have been suspended.