Posted: 29 Jul 2011 10:44 AM PDT
A rare sapphire ring, discovered by a metal detector enthusiast, has been bought by the Yorkshire Museum.
The museum has raised £35,000 to purchase the piece of jewellery, which archaeologists described as a "spectacular" find.
The ring, found near York and measuring 2.5cm across, could have been made as early as the 7th Century.
It was found by Michael Greenhorn from the York and District Metal Detecting Club in April 2009.
Read the rest of this article...
|You are subscribed to email updates from Archaeology in Europe News Blog |
To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now.
|Email delivery powered by Google|
|Google Inc., 20 West Kinzie, Chicago IL USA 60610|