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Medieval ring found in Oxborough field bound for British Museum

The medieval necklace found at Oxborough

The medieval necklace found at Oxborough

A West Norfolk landowner is delighted the British Museum is interested in buying a silver ring found in his field.

The incomplete medieval ring was discovered by metal detectorist Adam Oliver while surveying a field in Oxborough owned by Ian Monson.

The ring, which dates between the late seventh and early eight century, was declared as treasure by coroner Jacqueline Lake during a hearing on Monday at Lynn County Court.

The broken ring, which has about a quarter missing, was found in September.

The ring has a diameter of approximately 20 to 30mm and weighs 1.28 grams.

The Lynn inquest heard the British Museum is interested in buying the piece.

Landowner Mr Monson is pleased with the interest from the museum and that the ring has been declared treasure.

He said: “I am delighted it is going to be preserved for the nation.”

 

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