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Metal detectorist finds 17th Century gold ring

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A 17th century gold ring discovered by a metal detectorist near Loch Lomond could fetch about £10,000 at auction.

Michelle Vall from Blackpool made the discovery when she searched the shore at Duck Bay near Balloch in West Dunbartonshire in January.

She had taken up the hobby two years ago to deal with panic attacks that left her confined to her home.

The ring has been dated from between 1640 and 1680 and once belonged to a courtier of the future king.

The courtier, from Suffolk, worked for James II of England (James VII of Scotland), who lived for a while in Edinburgh before he took the throne.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49021682

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What a great find and look what the hobby as done for this woman.

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Update:

On 7/18/2019 at 2:35 PM, Still Waters said:

A 17th century gold ring discovered by a metal detectorist near Loch Lomond could fetch about £10,000 at auction.

It sold for £14,000 at auction.

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The ring was expected to raise about £10,000, but the winning bid was £14,000. The new owner, a private collector from the US, will pay a total of £17,360, which includes the buyer's premium.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49653771

 

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