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  1. #31
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    Aug 2009
    Tesoro Cortez
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    Who on earth did that gold ring belong to? A very rare find. BANNER vote !!

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by stealthycat View Post
    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
    Qrter Stater Field - Day 5...16th C Gold Ring!!!
    The British Museum valued it at 2500 & decided to hand it back as no Museum wanted it. We sold it for 4200 & split the money 50/50 with the land-owner who put it towards a new shotgun.
    We tried to attribute a family, but all we could speculate was that it had a Scottish Royal connection.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; May 26, 2018 at 03:16 AM.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by wildcarrot View Post
    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
    I have no choice to keep it UNTIL the British Museum on behalf of the Crown dis-own their interest in it. At which point, its returned to me (if no dispute exists between the land-owner & finder) & I have to settle whatever agreement I have with the Land-owners. In my contact it states that they are entitled to 50% of its value minus any costs. I have an emotional attachment to most historic objects/coins but for reasons I can't explain, I'm less attached to Rings. Which is good because I can't afford to buy out the owners 50% share. Therefore, the only fair thing to do is sell it & split the money.
    I'm much more interested in finding out the history of the rings owner than the money.(even though I don't have any spare money)
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    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

  4. #34
    UPDATED
    It's now been handed over to the FLO. They will email the British Museum to either treat as a Treasure case or 'if' less than 300 years old, it will go down the PAS route.
    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. #35
    gb
    Aug 2009
    Tesoro Cortez
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    Did the FLO have an opinion on the age or origin ??

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by landmagnet View Post
    Did the FLO have an opinion on the age or origin ??
    What do you think?

    They said they had seen similar & then said, oh yes that was you.....

    Its possible given the research Dad & I have done that because the Lions are Passant only & not passant guardant (head facing out) then it might be French. Another clue is the Star (5 or 6 pointed) was used by the English & the French. If English the 'Brown' family have a similar coat of arms but not a match yet.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; May 26, 2018 at 12:11 PM.
    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

  7. #37
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    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
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    you have such awesome history to dig and recover. We are spoiled here as for the most part in most areas, we get to keep our finds. it does sound like a royal pain in the butt in what you have to do and go thru with finds like these. So you are totally at the mercy of the museum and the land owners. in one way, I understand the reasons for this but it still has to be challenging to give up some of the spectacular finds that you find.
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  8. #38
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    Feb 2014
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    Incredible ring, and banner number 26 for sure. Congrats Cru
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  9. #39
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    Can I hunt one of your fields when you're done with it? Holy carp, you find some nice things!!
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  10. #40
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    Seattle, WA
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    Very cool lion ring!!

  11. #41
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  12. #42
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    bolle

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    Thats a ring!!! If it could only talk and tell its story!!!!
    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

  13. #43
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    Bruce Reigle

    Mar 2016
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    The Potato Field - Day 3 - Hammered & 16th-17th C GOLD RING.......

    So what if you pulled that ring out of the ground and just stuck it on yer pinkey an kept mum about it ? If I had the government sticking its nose in my business like that I’d never bother buying a detector.
    Last edited by Bruce R; May 26, 2018 at 08:11 PM.

  14. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce R View Post
    So what if you pulled that ring out of the ground and just stuck it on yer pinkey an kept mum about it ? If I had the government sticking its nose in my business like that I’d never bother buying a detector.
    Well, in which case you might not have a collection like mine then. Because without my rep, I'll'ed have no land to search, so you do the maths. All those that think they are beating the system or the land-owners are kidding themselves.
    Javadroid and wildcarrot like this.
    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

  15. #45
    Early days, but my researcher friend states;

    ''The mullet (star) will mean that the arms were for the third son of the family''
    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

 

 
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