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Article: Sapphire ring found near York could be royal

A sapphire ring found in a field near York could be older than first
thought and may have been owned by royalty, the Yorkshire Museum has

The intricate Escrick Ring was thought to be between 900-1,400 years
old but experts now believe it could have been made in the fifth or
sixth century.

A group of experts convened by the Yorkshire Museum suggested it
could have belonged to a king or consort.

The gold, glass and sapphire ring is on show at the museum in York.

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