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Unearthing Ancient Roman Treasures: Metal Detectorists' Astonishing Finds in Wales

Saturday, November 18, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Metal detectorists made a remarkable discovery of ancient Roman artifacts while exploring parts of Wales, as per archaeologists.

During his countryside metal detecting in the Vale of Glamorgan in April 2020, Peter Anning stumbled upon an object that turned out to be a small silver fragment, according to a press release by Amgueddfa Cymru Museum Wales. Experts confirmed it as a fragment of a Roman ring, dating back over 1,700 years to the second or third century A.D.

This silver band features a central oval bezel inscribed with a stylized palm branch design, as stated by officials who examined it.

Richard Murton, another metal detectorist, found a silver object while scanning a pasture in Powys in November 2022. Archaeologists confirmed it as a Roman ring from the first or second century A.D. The ring displays a straightforward design, wider on top and tapering toward the bottom, as shown in a photograph shared.

The top part of this ring once held a semi-precious stone or glass setting, possibly with an incised motif, noted the release.

Following independent evaluations, several Welsh museums are eager to acquire these rings. The Vale of Glamorgan and Powys, where these discoveries took place, are counties in Wales located approximately 170 and 190 miles respectively from London.

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