Thursday, August 9, 2018

Amateur treasure hunter, 45, unearths a 1,800-year-old Roman signet ring engraved with the goddess of Victory in a field in Somerset

Via Kirk 

An amateur treasure hunter used a metal detector to unearth a 1,800-year-old gold Roman signet ring in Somerset.

Pest control officer Jason Massey, 45, discovered the rare piece of jewellery, which features an engraving of the Roman goddess of Victory, in a field near Crewkerne.

It is believed to have belonged to a 'high status' figure, potentially making it one of the most significant archaeological finds in Somerset's history.

The current value of the ancient piece of jewellery is still being determined.

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