Gold bishop's ring found on the Isle of Sheppey

Started by gash, August 14, 2019, 02:55:21 pm

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A solid gold bishop's ring which could date back to the reign of Henry Vlll or earlier has been discovered on the Isle of Sheppey.

It was unearthed by Ashley Solly yesterday during a day out with the Medway History Finders.

More than 70 metal detectorists descended on the Island as part of an official hunt for lost treasure.

Club spokesman Adam Hunter said: "This is probably the most important item ever found on the Island. It is phenomenal."

The 26gm ring must be handed to the coroner within the next two weeks and is then likely to go to the British Museum for authentication.
Mr Hunter, 54, said: "It is a one-off and in excellent condition. It could be priceless but rings like this in the past have been valued at up to £60,000."

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