South Shropshire gold ring declared ‘treasure’

A coroner has ruled that a 1,500-year-old gold ring found by a metal detectorist is treasure. It was found in south Shropshire in August.

Peter Reavill, finds liaison officer for the county, said Shropshire Museums would like to buy the ring.

Experts at the British Museum said the ring, which weighs 8.21g (0.3oz), is 93% gold.

Their report said it probably dated from the early medieval period, the beginning of the Dark Ages after the end of the Roman occupation of Britain.

South Shropshire gold ring declared ‘treasure’