300-year-old ring found in Gosberton field

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FRAGMENTS of a gold ring have been uncovered in a field near Gosberton.

A treasure inquest at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Friday heard how the Brancaster ring was found in November.

Finder Roy Adams, from Ely, Cambridgeshire, had been metal detecting on the land, owned by Janice and Anthony Proctor.

Mr Adams took the ring, which is at least 300 years old, to English Heritage, and it has since been passed to the British Museum.

Coroner Maureen Taylor said: “It’s surprising what you find in fields. It makes a change from vegetables.”

Details surrounding the find are now to be sent to the British Museum, which will decide whether a reward will be offered.