'Buried treasure' worth thousands of pounds found in Derbyshire

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A Derbyshire fishmonger could net a fortune after finding a spectacular, centuries-old golden ring with his metal detector.

The 64-year-old, from North Derbyshire, discovered the 400-year-old treasure in the grounds of Castern Hall, in the Peak District.

Valued at £25,000 to £35,000, the ring is set with a purple-blue Chalcedony gemstone carved with the initials ‘GL’ along with three candles - and dates back to circa 1600-1650.

The finder, who has been metal detecting for more than 40 years, said: "This is the best and most important find I’ve ever made.

"I got a strong signal and started digging down but hit a large, round flat stone. When I lifted it up, I found the mammoth gemstone.

"I discovered it three years ago in February 2018 and it’s been at the British Museum for most of the time since. It would have been made for an extremely wealthy and sizeable

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