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19 December 2017
Rare Iron Age ring found in Jersey

Dated to between 200 BCE and 200 CE, a spiral copper ring found by a metal detectorist is the first of its type from Jersey, a small island located near the coast of Normandy, France. A small number have been found in England.
     Rosalind Le Quesne, assistant archaeologist at the Societe Jersiaise, says that despite its chunky appearance they believe it was made for a woman because of its narrow circumference. Islanders who find historical artefacts are urged to report their finds to the Society, where they will be recorded before being returned to the finder.
     According to the ring's discoverer, "you never know what you have got until you bring it home and clean it. This was only a few inches under the ground. Almost everything I find is just under foot and I have a found a gold coin, an axe and spearhead, all sorts of other things, and two Roman coins."

edited from Jersey evening Post (17 December 2017)

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