Detectorist Discovers a 500-year-old gold ring worth £10,000

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Detectorist Discovers a 500-year-old gold ring worth £10,000 on A Metal Detectives Event



An amateur metal detector enthusiast from Dorset has unearthed a 500-year-old gold ring worth £10,000 ($12,740).



The immaculate piece of jewellery was buried under several feet of mud and is set to be auctioned off next month.

Driving instructor Paul Wood, 64, was searching an Oxfordshire field that has been sold off for housing development when he made his
discovery.



The seal ring is engraved with an elaborate coat of arms and features the crest of a noble family.

It is elaborately engraved and the small size indicates it may have been designed to fit the slender fingers of a noble lady.

Mr Wood, from Upton, near Poole in Dorset, stumbled across the ring in August 2016.

The ring is thought to date back to between the 16th and 18th centuries and was found on land in Bampton, Oxfordshire.

According to research carried out by Mr Wood, the Skynners were important in the Bampton region from the 13th century onwards.

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