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« on: December 03, 2013, 01:01:41 PM »

Some of you may remember I found this lovely ring earlier in the summer. Initial thoughts on the ID were a mid to late Saxon finger ring, with a possibilty of it being Viking.
Anyway I took it to the FLO to hand it in as treasure, he then contacted me to say he actually thought it was in fact a Roman Earring, to say I was disappointed was an understatement  Huh

FLO has just been in touch to say the British Museum have in fact identified it as a Viking finger ring circa 9th -10th century........ RESULT Grin Grin Grin

Also the British Museum would like to acquire it should the local museum be unable to.


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 01:04:12 PM »

well done that man .wicked bit of yellow
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 01:55:48 PM »

Great result Herbie - it is indeed a cracker of a find.

Well done - from the field of dreams any chance?

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 02:38:56 PM »

A truly wonderful find Herbie..Thirty years ago i was looking for a farm part with the local club when a club member unearthed a gold viking finger ring which had 8 strands of gold woven together ...A great find,but two other pieces of Viking gold have been found at the same location..These rings are thought to late 10th or early 11th century..Possibly.when the Vikings were defeated at Clontarf 1014c (near Dublin)..The Royal family,weathly traders and merchants were forced out of Dublin and setttled in Isle of Man,Northwest England and Wales..The Vikings in Dublin had great wealth from generations of collecting it..Most Manx Viking hoards of gold and silver date 1020/1080....Good luck Herbie and get back to that site as i feel there is more gold to be found as Manx hoards prove Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 02:55:32 PM »

I think it's quite an unusual find for this area (south west), although the Vikings were in Chippenham which isn't that far down the road, so could well be a traded piece.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 03:15:40 PM »

cracking find Herbie.............. Cool let's hope you get a good deal..............
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 05:32:17 PM »

Well done mate  Smiley u should do alrite out of that s even with yr 50/50 split with the landowner  Wink....Good news!!! ....
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 05:35:07 PM »

Fantastic ring , fantastic news Pleased for you Herbie  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 06:02:37 PM »

Great result Herbie - it is indeed a cracker of a find.

Well done - from the field of dreams any chance?

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 07:02:01 PM »

That's an incredible find bud,congratulations Wink
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 07:05:18 PM »

Absolutely beautiful find Herbie,well done mate
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 07:17:25 PM »

Fantastic find and good news. Well done.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 07:38:49 PM »

great find mate
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 08:12:34 PM »

Some of you may remember I found this lovely ring earlier in the summer. Initial thoughts on the ID were a mid to late Saxon finger ring, with a possibilty of it being Viking.
Anyway I took it to the FLO to hand it in as treasure, he then contacted me to say he actually thought it was in fact a Roman Earring, to say I was disappointed was an understatement  Huh

FLO has just been in touch to say the British Museum have in fact identified it as a Viking finger ring circa 9th -10th century........ RESULT Grin Grin Grin

Also the British Museum would like to acquire it should the local museum be unable to.
Terrific find herbie, bit special as well I know its not about the money but I hope you get a good result from the TVC Wink Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 08:17:31 PM »

Your right Celtic It's not about the money! just happy to get the right I.D on it!! and something unusual for this part of the world!! Smiley
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