Life is full of surprises. In any case, this is what a man from Dorset in England must have said to himself when he discovered a treasure of an extremely high value thanks to its metal detector. The find is all the more deserved as this man scoured the beaches of the region since the 1970s in order to unearth the rare pearl.
a medieval jewel
It is a discovery that one does not make every day. David Board started to walking the beaches in the 1970s. this time that he had launched himself; the challenge of getting your hands on a valuable item while strolling through the English countryside of Thorncombe, a civil parish in the county of from Dorset, England. His quest for wealth, however, was not met with success. a resounding success. Indeed, updated apart from a few worthless odds and ends, he never found anything. of value… Until 2019.
Its metal detector, a precious ally. in this long and tedious quest, emits an audible signal near a footpath. As usual, he prefers not to get carried away. For the 69-year-old, it's just a candy wrapper. However, he will dig up the mysterious object, which seems very small. When he realized the magnitude of this discovery, he jumped out of his chair.
When I got home home and washed it, I realized that this discovery was much more impressive than I imagined.
It was precisely a medieval ring made of gold and diamonds, of an estimated value ;e to approximately46,000 euros. Moreover, the wedding ring will soon be up for auction thanks to British house Noonans Mayfair.
A metal detector's dream! An incredible find! This medieval diamond in “near mint condition” near Thorncombe.
a true heritage of English history
< p>The extraordinary conservation of the ring suggests the following inscriptions: “Leo vos tien foi tenes le moy“. It means “I hold your faith, hold mine”in contemporary French. The rarity Extra treasure comes from its unique nature. At that time, mass production did not exist, or only in very small quantities. This is a jewel intended for to the aristocracy of medieval times. The ring is therefore undoubtedly unique.
The location of the ring and its quality faultless allowed the experts at Noonans Mayfair to hypothesize its affiliation. the property by Joan Hanham, gifted by her husband Thomas Brook. The young woman was rich, the widow of a cloth merchant who was Mayor of Bristol ` twice. The city has housed to Medieval times one of the most powerful castles in southern England. Chivalric courtesy towards; women's screw was at; its climax.
David Board has therefore fulfilled its objective, after 50 years. Moral of the story: never give up.