Friday, April 15, 2011

Rare medieval ring unearthed in Leicestershire is sold for £42,000

A rare medieval gold and diamond ring unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in Leicestershire has sold at auction for £42,000.

John Stevens, who found the ring on land near Fleckney, was celebrating after learning it had sold for more than twice the estimated price yesterday.

The 15th century ring was described as an "extraordinary" find by experts at auctioneer Bonhams, in London.

Click here to read this article from the Leicester Mercury