Wednesday, 1 November 2017

U.K. treasure hunter finds 600 year old gold rings

The rings were unearthed by a metal detectorist in a field in Dorset after remaining buried there since the Middle Ages. The larger ring is said to be incredibly rare, with a band of four decorated brooch motifs. It is 22mm in diameter and weighs 3.6g. The smaller finger ring features a gothic letter R, which was probably the initial of the medieval owner. It is 19mm in diameter and weighs 1.9g. They were likely worn by someone who was visiting from France. They would have been someone of very high standing, like a bishop or a lord.

The outer ring has been given a pre-sale estimate of £25,000 while the inner one is said to be worth £5,000.