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Last Updated: Friday, 21 May, 2004, 11:29 GMT 12:29 UK
Schoolboy digs up medieval ring
Nathan Duffield
Nathan has spent more time playing out than detecting since his special find last October.
A 10-year-old boy could soon have a boost to his pocket money - after finding a medieval ring in a field in Pembrokeshire.

Nathan Duffield, from Milford Haven, was out metal detecting with his father when he unearthed the ring, thought to be 600 years old.

The Pembrokeshire coroner has now declared it treasure, and the proceeds if sold could be split between Nathan and the landowner.

The ring has been sent to valuers in London for further examination.

Nathan's father Paul said: "It was only his second time - he thinks they grow on trees now."

"Nathan was waving the metal detector along the ground and I was telling him to move it closer or he wouldn't find anything.

"We heard a noise and found it three or four inches under the ground - the field had recently been cultivated,"

Mr Duffield, who has been detecting for three years, said he knew straight away the find was significant, when he looked at the design of it.

"We hope it will go on display locally, it would be good to keep it in the county."

The ring is thought to be Italian and with more than 10% gold content.




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