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16 August 2023, 10:28

A find that happens once in a lifetime. A lucky metal detector found a unique ring.

A find that happens once in a lifetime. A lucky metal detector found a unique ring.

 The ring from 1400 impressed with its uniqueness. 

Matthew Hepworth is a father of two and a metal detector enthusiast. Member of the Lune Valley Finds Club. He has been engaged in this business for more than 30 years. But it turned out to be his most valuable find. 

The artifact was discovered in a field in the northern city of England, Lancaster. Hearing the faint sound of a metal detector, the man discovered a ring in the ground. He and the landowner were shocked. About his find, Mr. Hepworth notified the Department of Finds and Lancaster City Museum.
Photo: Matthew Hepworth
Photo: Matthew Hepworth
An oval-shaped ring made of gold. Dated XV century. Above is the image of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in her arms, hence the name of the ring "Madonna and Child".
Oval gold ring with the image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. Photo: Matthew Hepworth
Oval gold ring with the image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. Photo: Matthew Hepworth
“I was so shocked when I found it. This is a very rare find for the UK. It is a privilege for me to save a piece of history from under the ground," comments the man.
Photo: Matthew Hepworth
Photo: Matthew Hepworth
Matthew Hepworth hopes that the ring, after further study, will be exhibited in a museum. The commission should give the finder the status of a treasure.
The find was a dream come true for Matthew Hepiort.
The find was a dream come true for Matthew Hepiort.


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