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Author Topic: Now this is a find!!!! Roman Gold ring found last week.  (Read 187 times)
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« on: August 03, 2018, 01:12:31 PM »

This has been doing the rounds for a week or so on a couple of Facebook sites I am a member of and has finally hit the BBC!

What a stunning find. Once in a lifetime and extremely important!

An amateur detectorist has found what is believed to be one of the most significant archaeological finds in Somerset's recent history.

Jason Massey discovered a Roman gold signet ring with an engraving of the god Victory in a field near Crewkerne.

Experts at the British Museum are yet to assess the ring but it is thought to date from 200 to 300 AD.

The coin was found at the same site where Mr Massey and friends found a Roman lead-lined coffin in November.

High status villa

Mr Massey, who is part of the Detecting for Veterans group, uncovered 60 other Roman coins on Sunday before he found what he thought was his first gold coin.

It turned out to be the 48g (1.7oz) ring.

Mr Massey said he believes the site may have once housed a "very high status Roman villa".

"There's load of figures floating about [for the value of the ring] but we're interested in the villa, who's lived there and where they've come from and who the person was that wore this ring," he said.

Ciorstaidh Hayward-Trevarthen, finds liaison officer for South West Heritage Trust, said "There are a couple of gold rings of that sort of date from Somerset but they're not common.

"Gold is... an indication that the owner is fairly wealthy."

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »

Wow, now that would be a find of a lifetime!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 03:25:00 PM »

Well that's the Searcher's "Most Significant Artefact" sorted, it will take something extraordinary to beat it if at all, I have seen it on FB etc. But thanks for making us Drooool Neil.  Shocked Wink   
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 04:46:00 PM »

I saw it a couple of days ago, somewhere. My reaction was the same as most, WOW ! Oh my word (or something like that)  Grin

Thanks for posting Neil.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 10:08:12 PM »

Stunning !
Could you imagine the Gold dance that little beauty would warrant.  Grin

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