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Viking ring is "treasure" and will be valued at British Museum[UK]
Bridlington Free Press ^ | 31 July 2008 | Alexa Copeland

Posted on 08/04/2008 9:54:08 AM PDT by BGHater

TREASURE dating back to the time of the Vikings has been found in a Bridlington field. The Viking finger ring has a silver content of 98% which, combined with its age, meets the criteria for it to be officially classed as treasure.

The ring, found by Paul Rennoldson, has been sent to the British Museum in London where it will be valued.

Alan Worth, chairman of the Bridlington Metal Detecting Society, said finding any items dating back to the Viking age was very rare.

"The Vikings were around in about 700AD which is an incredibly long time ago," said Mr Worth who has himself found Roman coins and many Edwardian artefacts around Bridlington.

"I would think this is something the British Museum would probably be keen to keep hold of," said Mr Worth, who added that Bridlington has a rich history which makes the area ideal for metal detecting.

"It is an interesting area, and there's lots out there to be found," he said.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: avastyeswabs; godsgravesglyphs; ring; shivermetimbers; treasure; uk; viking

1 posted on 08/04/2008 9:54:09 AM PDT by BGHater
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GGG ping?


2 posted on 08/04/2008 9:55:02 AM PDT by indcons (People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. - A. J. Liebling)
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Viking ring ping, with pic.


3 posted on 08/04/2008 9:55:10 AM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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4 posted on 08/04/2008 9:56:10 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Leadership without experience is dangerous. - Lindsey Graham NO B.O.)
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5 posted on 08/04/2008 9:58:35 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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Now what does James Carville have to do with any of this?


6 posted on 08/04/2008 9:59:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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7 posted on 08/04/2008 10:00:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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8 posted on 08/04/2008 10:12:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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700 A.D.? The Viking raids did not begin in Britain until the 790s, somewhat earlier in Moorish Spain.


9 posted on 08/04/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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