🥇 BANNER Amazing old gold ring!

Ramsundi

Jr. Member
Oct 13, 2019
64
825
Finland
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1
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XP Deus with 11" 35XP coil
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Metal Detecting
Okay guys, I don't even have words anymore... I found something crazy yesterday, I don't know yet for sure how old this gold ring is but my best estimate is 17th or 18th century. Here are the pics:

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And here is link for the video. Video is in Finnish but you can still see better those details in ring and you can see and feel my excitement when I found it :D

 
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ANTIQUARIAN

Gold Member
Apr 24, 2010
12,702
27,011
Upper Canada 🇨🇦
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3
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XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Congratulations on your beautiful gold ring find Ramsundi. :occasion14:
Great work on achieving your first BANNER on Tnet as well.

Dave
 

Coinstar magnet

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Apr 5, 2020
1,707
2,983
Northwest
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Tesoro compadre, which can find needles, but looking for something with a bigger coil/detects deeper, waterproof salt/fresh user friendly.
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Metal Detecting
Have you tried it on?
That's a work of art...beautiful!
Oh I see you did...banner for me too...
 
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ArfieBoy

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Aug 11, 2011
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Compass X-70, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass Judge 2, Garrett AT Pro
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All Treasure Hunting
Fantastic, beautiful ring find! Looks like you have a great history of the ring and owners. Congratulations! Thanks for posting!
 

Elvis

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Jan 8, 2007
1,108
1,123
Lafayette, Georgia
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Tesoro and Nokta Simplex+
Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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All Treasure Hunting
Very beautiful. Congratulations
 

PetesPockets55

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Apr 18, 2013
1,481
2,566
Indian River Co., Fl
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AT MAX & Carrot, Nokta Pulse Dice (:
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All Treasure Hunting
That is a beautiful ring and thanks for the story and history about it.

Congrats on your first banner.
 

Noah_D

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Dec 14, 2017
1,593
3,485
Illinois (prev. NE Ohio)
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1
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Nokta Makro Simplex+, Garrett ACE 300, Carrot
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Metal Detecting
Congratulations on an amazing historical find! Nice to see you post again.
 

bobleyland

Greenie
Aug 21, 2004
14
21
Hartford, CT
Detector(s) used
White's Blue & Gray
NLSQ SCDF

Reminds me of Latin abbreviations like SPQR (the Sentate and People of Rome) and INRI (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews).
 

WannaDig3687

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Jun 5, 2017
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O-H-I-O
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Other
Congratulations on such a cool find and making Banner! Yes, you did sound very excited and happy in your video.
 

cw0909

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Dec 24, 2006
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Thank you to everyone for congrats and banner! This is so amazing find, I have been going through history books and tried to find out the story of this ring and I think I got lucky and found out the original owner of this ring! It's not 100% sure yet but quite close. And no, Frodo didn't lost his ring in Finland :laughing7:

So, there is no stamps inside the ring, not any kind of. There is just initials, NLSQ and SCDF. I found out that in my town, there has been chaplain Abraham Qvist, he was chaplain during 1701-1722. His parents were Nils LarsSon Qvist and Sara ChristiansDotter. Does that ring the bell? I believe that this ring has been Abrahams mourning ring, for the memory of his parents. Only missing clue is that I haven't found his mothers last name from any documents. But I will keep on searching! I also found one source which told that someone robbed Abraham during The Great Northern War. Russians occupied this town and lots of people ran away to Sweden, included Abraham and his family, this happened on 1714. He came back 1721 and died here 1722. I'm still trying to find documents of that robbery, how amazing it would be if there is a comment about this ring! :blob7:

nice find and research
thought i would research their names, wow the name scheme in sweden is a little
hard to follow, not sure these are the people
https://www.geni.com/people/Lars-Qvist/6000000010150385175
https://playrface.co.uk/why-do-so-many-swedish-names-end-in-qvist/
 
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Lanny in AB

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Apr 2, 2003
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Alberta
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Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705, Equinox 800, Gold Monster), Falcon MD20, Tesoro Sand Shark, Gold Bug Pro, Makro Gold Racer.
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Prospecting
Congratulations on a great find!

All the best,

Lanny
 

HEAVYMETALNUT

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Dec 8, 2008
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2,675
CT
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White's MXT All Pro,White's MX Sport , White's XLT E-Series,White's eagle spectrum,White's Silver Eagle & White's 4000-D
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Relic Hunting
stunning ring! congrats!!!!!!!!!
 

RonBlack66

Tenderfoot
Mar 2, 2008
8
5
Pearland, Texas
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Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab Excalibur 2, White's Surfmaster PI Dual Field, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark 2, Garrett Pro Pointer.
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Beautiful ring. Congratulations on your awesome find.
 

bearbqd

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Jun 20, 2007
1,094
624
Shenandoah Valley
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Wow, so pretty and unique, stellar find!
 

mike b

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Sep 21, 2012
429
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STATEN ISLAND NY
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ONLY MINELABS, and now one Detector Pro Underwater.
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From now on its called the "RAMSUNDI" ring.
 

Garscale

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May 4, 2020
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3,281
East texas
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I have looked at this a dozen times. Just realized I had not commented. The ring is just stunning. That's the kind of stuff that needs to be banner. Thank you for sharing.
 

MrMarsHill

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Jan 15, 2019
168
528
Mars Hill NC
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Garrett ACE 300, current main user.
Garret AT Propointer, current main user.
Garrett GTAX750, classic machine and I love it!
Bounty hunter tracker iv, missing knob bought used on eBay... Still find
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All Treasure Hunting
I agree with Red-Coat. Niello, circa 17c. What a killer find! I am a jeweler and have handled lots of antique jewelry, even back to the 18c... never the 17c. And never Niello. Just amazing the condition, but to be expected of fine craftsmanship and of gold. I forget how young a country I live in sometimes here in the USA! I live in North Carolina, so I can find items from the 17c, but its very rare. I don't think I've personally found anything other than horseshoes that could even possibly be dated back that far! Again, WHAT A FIND! If it wasn't banner already, I'd be voting now haha. Happy, safe hunting my friend! Keep finding the history of your country... and always nice when its gold 😄
Jim "Bonez" Brown
 

uglymailman

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Feb 3, 2010
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Just WOW! Everyone else has used all the words. My wedding rings are done in the same way, black between the gold. Thanks to the poster who explained the process. I see it's been a month since last comment. Have you heard back from Museum/authorities? Again just amazing and thanks for posting. Congrats on Banner and good luck.
 
Oct 5, 2014
31,887
35,414
Massachusetts
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Beautiful Gold ring, congrats! :occasion14:
 

Taladeganite

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Feb 4, 2020
69
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Antioch, Ca.
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Mine lab go find 40/60/whites classic
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Are you a jeweler? Or do you mean your personal wedding rings? I would love to learn this process. I am making rings in my garage. I'd love to master the method.

Just WOW! Everyone else has used all the words. My wedding rings are done in the same way, black between the gold. Thanks to the poster who explained the process. I see it's been a month since last comment. Have you heard back from Museum/authorities? Again just amazing and thanks for posting. Congrats on Banner and good luck.
 

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