|A metal detectorist found the ring in Knaresborough in the 1990s and sold it to its current owner for a few hundred pounds.
He left it in a cupboard for 28 years.||A gold ring thought to have been worn by a Celtic king 2,000 years ago is to be auctioned off - after spending nearly three decades in a cupboard. The ring was unearthed in a North Yorkshire field in 1994. The ring dates back to 100BC and is expected to fetch up to £30,000.
A chieftain of the Corieltauvi tribe, which ruled parts of the Midlands and Yorkshire, is thought to have worn it. |
The ring's distinctive design is linked to the Iceni tribe, which ruled a large part of East Anglia before the Roman invasion.