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Friday, 29 March 2013
Amateur with metal detector finds 1,600-year-old royal ring
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.
Posted by blogster at 11:38