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US NewsRing found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £17k

06:10  11 september  2019
06:10  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Charles II which was found on the banks of Loch Lomond by a metal detectorist sells for £ 17 ,000 Michelle Vall found ring belonging to Edward © Michelle Vall /SWNS.COM The 17th century gold ring found at Duck Bay beside Loch Lomond . A ring with links to King Charles II has sold for

A 17th century ring with links to King Charles II , which was found by a metal detectorist, is expected to fetch around £ 10,000 at auction. Michelle Vall from Blackpool, Lancashire, found the treasure at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond while exploring the area with her husband. She declared the ring to the

Ring found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £17k © Michelle Vall /SWNS.COM The 17th century gold ring found at Duck Bay beside Loch Lomond

A ring with links to King Charles II has sold for more than £17,000 at auction.

Metal detectorist Michelle Vall, from Blackpool, Lancashire, found the 17th century jewellery at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond while exploring the area with her husband last November.

Ring found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £17k © PA Michelle Vall found the 17th century ring with links to King Charles II

She declared the ring to the Scottish Treasure Trove Unit at the National Museum of Scotland but was told in June the museum did not want to buy it.

After it was returned, she contacted auction house Dix Noonan Webb (DNW), which discovered the crest belonged to the Colman family, of Brent Eleigh, Suffolk.

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Ring found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £ 17 k .

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Ring found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £17k

It valued the historic piece at £10,000.

The ring is believed to have belonged to Edward Colman, who became a convert to Catholicism and was later found guilty of treason and hung, drawn and quartered.

Ring found at Loch Lomond with links to Charles II sells for £17k © Provided by The Press Association The ring was found at the southern end of Loch Lomond (Yui Mok/PA)

He was secretary to Mary of Modena, wife of James, Duke of York, the heir presumptive to the Protestant King Charles II.

It sold in London yesterday for £17,360.

Michelle said: “I’m very pleased with the outcome.”

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