Ancient ring found by TV-inspired metal detector

Started by gash, December 16, 2018, 11:52:48 pm

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A silver medieval ring thought to be up to 600 years old has been unearthed by a man who took up metal detecting after watching a TV sitcom.

The gold-gilded ring was found by Gordon Graham in a field in the north of the Isle of Man.

Archaeologists believe the piece, which is engraved with geometric shapes, dates from between 1400 and 1500 AD.

An inquest hearing at Douglas Courthouse declared the ring can be officially classed as treasure.

Allison Fox, a curator of archaeology at Manx National Heritage, said it may date back to the time when the first Manx laws were written, in the 1400s.

Read more  :  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46573324
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