On Saturday 18th November 2017, I was out in the fields, there were no interesting signals on my Minelab Safari metal detector. Suddenly a weak signal appeared on the 1-9 scale and I stopped.

I dug out a small hole and the signal was clearer, I changed the setting to relic program as I thought it was just some ordinary copper wire. When I dug up more of the soil I saw a golden colour. It was at a depth of 25-30 cm. I  didn’t think It was possible, I couldn’t believe it.

Next to me was another metal detectorist, I told him that I just found a golden ring. I never found anything when I was out on the field. No coins, nothing.  And here it was a golden ring.




I placed the golden ring in my pocket. Upon placing the ring in my pocket, I carried on searching through the field. At this point I didn’t know if  the ring was of any value. Instead of celebrating my find I carried on searching through the fields for a Roman coin which I’m always on the lookout for.

Initial reports set the ring as a medieval artifact from the 12th – 14th Century.

At the end of the day, I found out that this ring has great value. I was amazed that this ring was a great historical find. Currently I’m a member of the Metal Detectives Group was lucky day with my club.

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