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Roman era chamfron seized by Turkish police

A Roman era chamfron, the armour for the head of a cavalry horse, has been seized in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Lapseki district. 

Roman era chamfron seized by Turkish police
The armour plate has been sent to a museum [Credit: AA/Hurriyet]
The man in possession of the plate, which is thought to have historical importance, has been taken into custody.

Following a tip off, the Lapseki gendarmerie observed a carpenter., who was allegedly attempting to smuggle historical artifacts, for a week. 

Then he was seized with the armour plate, which is made up of three pieces. The plate was delivered to the Archaeology Museum Directorate.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [April 16, 2013]

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