Tuesday, 4 August 2009

'Templar relic found at car boot sale...'

'An antiques dealer has picked up what could be a priceless church relic dating back 1,300 years at a car boot sale.

The small piece of painted wood is believed to have come from a box which the Knights Templar used to protect religious items as they moved across Europe during the Crusades of the Middle Ages.

Quite how this ornate piece of wood found its way to a car boot sale in Yorkshire is anyone's guess.

But it could bring Leeds antiques dealer Martin Roberts a big windfall at the next stop on its unlikely journey - an auction house in London.

... Most experts are of the view that this piece was more than likely from a tabernacle which the Knights Templar would have used to carry the sacrament and other religious items.'

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1203990/Antiques-dealer-buys-old-junk-car-boot-sale---picks-1-300-year-old-Knights-Templar-relic.html