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Metal Detectorist Strikes Gold, Finding a Ring Belonging to 15th-Century British Courtier Wrongly Executed For Treason

Henri Neuendorf: Artnet

An amateur metal detectorist found a 17th-century gold ring in Scotland, believed to have belonged to one of King Charles II’s courtiers, who was gruesomely executed after being framed for treason.

Edward Colman, who worked for the king, was hung, drawn, and quartered in 1678 after he was falsely accused of participating in a Catholic plot to kill Charles II. The conspiracy was fabricated by an Anglican minister, Titus Oates, now remembered as “Titus the Liar.” …Read More

Pictured: A metal detectorist in Scotland found a rare piece of jewelry. Photo: MyLoupe/UIG courtesy of Getty Images

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