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  1. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    Congrats again! This field/area turns out to be a finds rich piece of soil...
    Thinking how precious gold was at the turn from medieval to modern age, a ring with the three lions, made by a goldsmith who had a makers mark, is a unique piece of history of your country and deserves a place on top. I hope it's possible to track it down to the family and with IDing the makers mark the age and probably back to the ower.
    One thing I noticed & I was impressed that the owners partner noticed was the high level of craftsmanship. If you look at most circa 1600 gold rings they are not as impressive as this one. I believe this to have been a master goldsmith of the highest standard. What goes against it a little its not a heavy or chunky ring, at only the qter of the weight of some.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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  2. #17
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    Kim

    Jul 2017
    RI
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    All I want for Christmas is a day in a potato field ! Nice finds and a nice long hunt! Congratulations CRUSADER!
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    One thing I noticed & I was impressed that the owners partner noticed was the high level of craftsmanship. If you look at most circa 1600 gold rings they are not as impressive as this one. I believe this to have been a master goldsmith of the highest standard. What goes against it a little its not a heavy or chunky ring, at only the qter of the weight of some.
    The way it is crafted and the fine detail had me date it a hundred years younger. But i'm far from an expert for seal rings. What you can clearly say it that the goldsmith left the more crudely medieval craftsmanship far behind. It's simply a stunning piece of art.
    wildcarrot likes this.

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    The way it is crafted and the fine detail had me date it a hundred years younger. But i'm far from an expert for seal rings. What you can clearly say it that the goldsmith left the more crudely medieval craftsmanship far behind. It's simply a stunning piece of art.
    Honestly, in the field I really struggled with it being Treasure or not. ie. was its early 18th C. I just couldn't decide. I'm guessing there is a chance the British Museum date it later than I think & its not really 1585-1650 like I researched.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  5. #20
    ca
    Sep 2016
    GTA, Ontario
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    710 times
    Metal Detecting
    Spectacular ring Cru.

    What do you make of the crest being sideways when worn? Seems like it would make sense for something like a wax seal ring but wouldn't a standard signet ring have had that turned 90 degrees?

  6. #21
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
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    Banner Finds (2)
    Very cool Royal gold ring
    To Dig or not to Dig

  7. #22
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    2406 times
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    Nice variety of finds and a gold beauty. Congrats!

  8. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by DigToChina View Post
    Spectacular ring Cru.

    What do you make of the crest being sideways when worn? Seems like it would make sense for something like a wax seal ring but wouldn't a standard signet ring have had that turned 90 degrees?
    Honestly I don't know enough about it, but I will be researching more.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  9. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    Very cool Royal gold ring
    Too early to call it Royal, but there must be a connection, if I've got my dates right....
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  10. #25
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    Rich

    Oct 2013
    SoCal
    old used white's surfmaster PI, DFX & DF
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    What a wonderful ring. My banner vote is in....

    Reading your response on the Coroner, Flo, Independent valuation Committee...what if you wanted to keep the ring? Would you have to bid on it to keep it?

    I've found many beautiful gold rings here on the west coast but nothing like this. Kept them all over the years and enjoy showing & sharing the stories with friends.

    Is this not a ring that you might keep in your personal collection?

    Looking forward to future post on what developes

  11. #26
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    Apr 2007
    Upstate New York
    Minelab Equinox 800 White's Spectra V3i White's Bullseye TRX Pinpointer
    131
    334 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My banner vote is in on that ring! Great finds!

  12. #27
    us
    Feb 2012
    Arkansas
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    Metal Detecting
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    you said you found another right like it before ?

    was it purchased by a museum? returned to the family ? just curious - it amazes me how much ya'll know about the items you find
    Underwonder likes this.

  13. #28
    ca
    Sep 2016
    GTA, Ontario
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    430
    710 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Honestly I don't know enough about it, but I will be researching more.
    Well I for one will be watching to learn more. Congratulations on what is sure to become yet another Banner.

  14. #29
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    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
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    You are just amazing! what an awesome find, not that the others weren't but Holy Cow! it is in pristine condition too! yes, the craftsmanship is amazing! congrats on such a spectacular find! Totally unbelievable!
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  15. #30
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    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
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    Congratulations for finding the gold ring-that's a fantastic find, even for you!
    2018 best finds:

    - King George II half pennies (2)
    - Cut 1774 KG III half penny
    - 1787 Connecticut copper
    - 1868 two cent piece
    - Three cent piece (no date)
    - 1867 shield nickel
    - 1838 & 1857 Seated Liberty half dimes
    - 1917 Walking Liberty half
    - Victorian mourning ring
    - Engraved silver cuff link and mourning cufflink
    - Partial 18th century short sword guard
    - War of 1812 riflemen button
    - Confederate block "A" and block "R" coat buttons
    - Early NY militia coat button

 

 
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