Saturday, November 05, 2011

Medieval gold ring declared treasure

A metal detecting enthusiast unearthed a 14th century gold ring studded with a ruby and an emerald, an inquest heard. Metal finishing plant worker Paul McEvoy, 44, found the medieval finger ring just six inches beneath the soil surface in a field in Thurcroft, Rotherham.

Mr McEvoy, from Dinnington, told the Rotherham hearing: “I thought I had dug up a squash bottle top but it turned out to be a ring.”

He said he had been metal detecting for an hour and until then had only found modern spoons, nails and a buckle. The find, made in July, 2009, was verified by Beverley Nenk from the British Museum.

Click here to read this article from The Yorkshire Post