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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Yorkshire Museum buys rare sapphire ring

A rare sapphire ring, discovered by a metal detector enthusiast, has been bought by the Yorkshire Museum.

The museum has raised £35,000 to purchase the piece of jewellery, which archaeologists described as a "spectacular" find.

The ring, found near York and measuring 2.5cm across, could have been made as early as the 7th Century.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-14308048

1 comment:

  1. That sapphire ring really looks great. It may have come from the time of kings in the 18th century.

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