Fishergate Ring draws a crowd

Mystery ring draws a crowd

Mystery ring draws a crowd

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HUNDREDS of people attended the Novotel hotel for a rare chance to see a priceless artefact.

The gold “Fishergate ring” is thought to have belonged to a rich, powerful figure in the ninth century.

It was reportedly discovered on the finger of a skeleton at the Redfearn Glassworks in the 1930s.

Although the ring’s full history is shrouded in mystery, it was presented to the Yorkshire Museum in 1951 by the Terry family, on behalf of Henry Earnest Leetham JP.

The ring, usually kept under wraps at the Yorkshire Museum stores, was displayed at the hotel on Sunday as part of an Art Fund project to return artefacts to the communities where they were found. The museum’s curator of numismatics Andrew Woods talked about the ring’s significance.

Organisers from the Fishergate, Fulford and Heslington Local History Society, said they were overwhelmed by the event’s popularity.

Chairman Chris Rainger said: “We’ve had hundreds of people, a lot more than expected, including visitors from the four schools in the area as well as families and a whole range of ages.”

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8:44am Tue 13 May 14

TomSan says...

What no photo's !!!! it certainly is a Mystery Ring also Invisable !
What no photo's !!!! it certainly is a Mystery Ring also Invisable ! TomSan
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8:48am Tue 13 May 14

TomSan says...

What no photo's !! well it certainly is a Mystery ring also Invisible it seems !!!
What no photo's !! well it certainly is a Mystery ring also Invisible it seems !!! TomSan
  • Score: -1

6:15pm Tue 13 May 14

Grey Lady says...

It would have been nice to have known about this before hand, instead of two days later. And a photo would have been a good idea too.
It would have been nice to have known about this before hand, instead of two days later. And a photo would have been a good idea too. Grey Lady
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