Amateur detectorist finds 15th century ring worth thousands in North Yorkshire village



An amateur metal detectorist uncovered the find of a lifetime in a North Yorkshire village - a 15th century jewelled ring which has been sold for a five-figure sum.
Lee Rossiter, a technical writer, found the golden ring by chance in a field in Green Hammerton in April last year after buying a metal detector on Ebay.
Local museums including the Harrogate Museum tried to raise the funds to purchase it after it was declared treasure, but it has now been sold to a private buyer.
Mr Rossiter, a member of the Yorkshire Searchers Metal Detecting Club, had only started the hobby 18 months before... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 24
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