Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
BNPS_TreasureHunterStrikesGold_03.jpg
BNPS.co.uk (01202)558833
Pic:  MichelleVall/BNPS<br />
<br />
A gold ring that belonged to a King's courtier who was wrongly executed for treason has been unearthed by a metal detectorist 350 years on.<br />
<br />
The band, belonging to Edward Colman, was found six inches under ground by treasure hunter Michelle Vall while on holiday near to Loch Lomond in Scotland.<br />
<br />
Colman, who worked for Charles II, was hung, drawn and quartered in 1678 after he was implemented in a fictitious plot to assassinate the King.<br />
<br />
The signet ring bears the grand-looking coat of arms of the Colman family. It is said to be worth £10,000 and has been declared treasure by the authorities.