Detectorist uncovers treasure from Robin Hood's Sherwood Forrest
A Captivating story coming out of England where a detectorist has dug an incredible gold ring with a huge sapphire stone from the fabled Sherwood Forrest, the old home of Robin hood and his band of thieves. The ring was discovered in Nottinghamshire by Mark Thompson who found the ring after just 20 minutes into his session. What makes the ring so unique is the size of the stone, probably worn by a high ranking member of the church of England, possibly a Bishop.
Mr Thompson said at the time: "I had been out metal detecting with a group for about 20 minutes when I heard the signal.
“I was really excited when I saw that it was gold, but I didn't realise at that point just how significant it might be."
The ring is currently being auctioned at Christies with an estimated price of 25,000 to 35,000 Great British pounds, or about 30-40k USD. British treasure find rules dictate the proceeds of the sale will be split 50/50 between the finder and the landowner.
Sherwood Forest once covered a huge swathe of land from north of Nottingham city up to the edge of Doncaster. However, it now comprises just 375 hectares of land. Ubran sprawl has built up around it's perimeter but there is still a lot of treasure to be found! Maybe you'll get lucky too and dig up some of robin hood's spoils? If you would like more information on metal detecting or to get the best price for a metal detector, please don't hesitate to contact us and happy hunting!