Newcastle sarcophagus sold for £40,000

A roman sarcophagus that was originally found in a Newcastle garden has sold for thousands of pounds at an auction in the West Country.

The sale happened at Duke's Auctioneers in Dorchester where the sarcophagus sold for £40,000 to a phone bidder.

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£40k for Newcastle sarcophagus

A roman sarcophagus that was originally found in Newcastle has gone under the hammer at an auction in Dorchester. The sarcophagus sold for £40,000.