metal detector unearthed gold ring

Metal detectorist unearthed rare 17th century gold ring

Pensioner Tom Ross found the rare ‘Posy’ ring while sweeping his metal detector over a ploughed farmer’s field near Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. The delicate ladies adornment, which has been dated to the late 1600s and is 85% gold, bears the Old English inscription “I noght on gift bot gifer” – which translated means…

Article|Clasp of astonishment: Amateur treasure hunter finds tiny 14th century heart-shaped gold brooch worth £25,000 in farmer’s field

Published by Daily Mail, written by Nick Enoch, Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Shaped like a heart – and with two hands clasped together in decorative sleeves at its base – this piece of jewellery may be tiny but it was to prove an enormous find for one lucky metal detector enthusiast. Stan Cooper, 60, unearthed the 2.5cm gold brooch…

Yanks can’t get enough of county’s hoard

Published by Staffordshire Newsletter: Thursday 24th November 2011. “HISTORY buffs in America are “bombarding” a Stafford museum with requests for jewellery inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.   US interest in the treasure has rocketed since artefacts were put on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC last month, with more than 1,000 paying…