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Author Topic: In 2009 An Amateur With A Metal Detector Found A 1,600-year-old Royal Ring  (Read 127 times)

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Did this intricate piece of sapphire, gold and glass belong to the King of France, some 1,600 years ago?

A group of archaeologist met at the Yorkshire Museum in England last week to discuss the Escrick Ring, an intricately worked gold ring surrounding a brilliant blue sapphire discovered in 2009 by an amateur metal-detector enthusiast.

The ring, among the oldest pieces of sapphire jewelry ever found in the country, was thought to date from the 10th or 11th centuries — until the group took a closer look.

“Nothing like it has been found in this country,” said Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum. “This sapphire ring is even more special than we had previously thought.”

Read more  :  http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/28/amateur-with-metal-detector-finds-1600-year-old-royal-ring.html


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