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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Valuable treasure uncovered in Chester

A TREASURE hunter spoke of his excitement at finding a valuable medieval gold ring, 28 years after he found a stash of antique coins in the same place.
George McKean was using a sensitive metal detector on the Duke of Westminster’s estate in Huntington when he found the 15th century ring, along with an antique silver groat coin.
The find came 28 years after Mr McKean, 59, uncovered 42 coins and a ring, which has been stored at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum ever since.
During a treasure inquest at Chester Magistrates Court, a report by Dr Barry Cooke, curator of medieval and early modern coinage, confirmed the ring qualified as treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 due to its age and because it contains more than 10% precious metal.

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