Yorkshire Museum buys rare sapphire ring‎

posted 4 Aug 2011, 15:24 by Paul Brayford
A rare sapphire ring, discovered by a metal detector enthusiast, has been bought by the Yorkshire Museum.

The museum has raised £35,000 to purchase the piece of jewellery, which archaeologists described as a "spectacular" find.

The ring, found near York and measuring 2.5cm across, could have been made as early as the 7th Century.

It was found by Michael Greenhorn from the York and District Metal Detecting Club in April 2009

£35k ring bought by Yorkshire Museum‎ from The Press