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Weird NewsTreasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York

18:05  15 june  2019
18:05  15 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV

Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV Talk about a lucky find. A woman was scanning a field with her metal detector when she discovered this accessory valued at about $13,000 to $19,550, according to auction estimates.

Paul Ibbotson found a bejewelled gold ring in a farmer ' s field in York which may have been The ring (pictured above) was valued at £ 20 , 000 . But when he researched it he became convinced it may have belonged to two of Henry VIII ’ s wives and was last worn by Catherine Howard months before

In common parlance, the wives of Henry VIII were the six queens consort wedded to Henry between 1509 and his death in 1547. In legal terms, King Henry VIII of England had only three wives

Treasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The ring (pictured above) was valued at £20,000

When metal detectorist Paul Ibbotson found a bejewelled gold ring in a farmer’s field he knew it was special.

But when he researched it he became convinced it may have belonged to two of Henry VIII’s wives and was last worn by Catherine Howard months before she was beheaded.

His fanciful story will intrigue visitors to a museum in York when the 15th-century ring – valued at £20,000 – goes on display later this year.

Treasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Paul Ibbotson

But experts, while describing the gold ring set with ruby and emerald as an ‘incredible treasure’, say its provenance cannot be proved.

Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV

Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV Talk about a lucky find. A woman was scanning a field with her metal detector when she discovered this accessory valued at about $13,000 to $19,550, according to auction estimates.

Most interesting is that although Henry VIII was adamant he have multiple male heirs and disapproved of women ruling, his one legitimate son never ruled This is a fascinating look at life back in the days of Henry VIII and the women who shared his throne. It is an in depth look at the customs and beliefs

A GOLD ring unearthed in a farmer ’ s field could have belonged to Henry VIII ’ s sixth wife , its finder believes. Metal detector fan Steve Whitehead He found the ring , with a dark blue sapphire, buried four inches down on a dig with his metal detecting club. Steve said: “I knew it was gold straight away.

Mr Ibbotson, 52, from Blackpool, found it in a field at Fulford, near York, in December 2016. It was officially declared treasure and he and the landowner received £10,000 each. Now, after more than two years of research, Mr Ibbotson believes it could be the ring on the index finger of Anne of Cleves in Hans Holbein’s 1539 portrait.

Treasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Could Anne of Cleeves have worn the same ring? The portrait above shows her wearing beautiful jewells

The painting convinced King Henry VIII to marry her but he was disappointed when he met her in real life and their marriage the following year was never consummated, and annulled.

Treasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The ring (pictured above) will be displayed at a Museum in York later this year with experts saying it's an 'impossible story' Meanwhile, Catherine Howard, a lady-in-waiting, had caught Henry’s eye at court and became his fifth wife in July 1540. Mr Ibbotson believes Anne gave her the ring and she wore it when the royal couple arrived in York in 1541.

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain A hoard of early fourth century Roman coins which was discovered by two metal-detecting enthusiasts is thought to be the largest haul of its kind to be found in Britain. The discovery was made in July 2017 near the village of Rauceby in Lincolnshire, which detectorists 59-year-old Rob Jones and his friend Craig Paul, 32, had searched for years. Lincolnshire County Council archaeologist Dr Adam Daubney said the coins may have been buried as part of a ceremonial ritual. "The coins were found in a ceramic pot, which was buried in the centre of a large oval pit - lined with quarried limestone," he said.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII is the second studio album by English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in January 1973 on A&M Records. It is an instrumental progressive rock album with its concept based on his interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII .

King Henry the Eighth of England has to this day held the record of the English king with the most wives . For Anne Boleyn I used Anne even though there are two Annes in the picture as Anne Boleyn is the more famous For the six wife , Catherine Parr, the words catch the ring represent Catherine.

Treasure hunter, 52, finds £20,000 ring 'worn by two of Henry VIII's wives' in a farmer's field in York © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Henry VIII's wives and how their fates panned out while being married to one of the most famous kings of all time

He suggests Catherine and her lover the courtier Thomas Culpeper may have met in the area and that she threw it to the ground to show her love for him over the king. The lovers were both eventually executed.

Lucy Creighton, of the Yorkshire Museum, said the story ‘is impossible to verify [but] this doesn’t make the ring any less special’.

A scuba diver found a 59-year-old class ring at the bottom of a pond. Then the search began for its owner..
After picking up the ring underwater, the scuba diver excitedly swam to the surface and took a closer look. The insignia on the ring read "Gate of Heaven" and the initials "WJW."

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