What a find! Rare Tudor ring unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter in York is sold for a 'five figure sum'

An amateur treasure hunter who discovered a precious Tudor ring has sold the 'extraordinarily rare' piece of jewellery for a five figure sum.
Lee Rossiter found the Green Hammerton Ring in North Yorkshire, using a cheap metal detector he had bought on eBay.
The 15th century ring is 80 per cent gold, and contains a ruby and an emerald. 
MEDIEVAL JEWELLERY The jewellery worn in medieval Europe reflected a hierarchical and status-conscious society.
Royalty and the nobility wore gold, silver and precious gems. 
Lower ranks of society wore base metals, such as copper or pewter. 
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14 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail

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