Medieval ring sold at auction for £38,000

2022-11-30 14:53:00, Kuriozitete CNA

Medieval ring sold at auction for £38,000

A medieval ring discovered by a metal detector has sold at auction for £38,000.

It was discovered by David Board, near Thorncombe, Dorset, in February 2019.

The gold and diamond ring is thought to have been a gift from the wealthy 14th century landowner Sir Thomas Brook to his wife, Lady Joan.

The ring was sold at Noonan's auctions in London on Tuesday.

It consists of two intertwined bands and bears an inscription in medieval French, "ieo vos tien foi tenes le moy", which translates to "according to your faith, keep mine".

Auctioneers Noonans said the ring is in very good condition and weighs around 3g (0.1oz).

Including taxes and fees, the ring sold for £48,944.

Mr Board said he would split the proceeds from the ring, which was valued at between £30,000 and £40,000, with the landowner. "What I found was once in a lifetime, but I'll keep doing it," he said.

Medieval ring sold at auction for £38,000

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