Friday, May 27, 2011

Roman ring discovered in field

AN ancient silver ring discovered in a remote field has been classified as buried treasure.

The 1,900 year old ring was found by Simon Ashford buried 20cm below the surface in a field in Alconbury near Huntingdon on March 20 last year. Mr Ashford, from Godmanchester, who had been searching the field with a metal detector, sent the ring to the British Museum in London, where Ralph Jackson, of the pre-history of Europe department, examined it.

In his report he said the Roman finger ring, which had a plain hoop with flattened shoulders, dated back to 100AD, and was made of silver.

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