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Thursday, 12 September 2013
Ploughed field find was silver Viking ring
A man who found a dirty piece of metal in a field has discovered he is actually the lucky owner of a silver Viking ring.
The ring was found close to the remains of a medieval church [Credit: BBC]
David Taylor, from County Down, Northern Ireland, discovered a bracelet-shaped object while helping lift stones from a field. His wife thought it was a bull ring and told him to throw it out. A coroner's court has now found the ring to be treasure trove.
Almost 18 months ago, Mr Taylor noticed the strangely-shaped object lying on a stone in his brother-in-law's freshly ploughed field near Kircubbin on the Ards peninsula. Read the rest of this article...