Lost ring found in lake by metal detectorists

A man has been reunited with his lost wedding ring after metal detectorists found it at the bottom of a lake. Matt Walker was swimming in Marine Lake, Clevedon, in August when the band slipped off his finger. He contacted a metal detecting club . Metal detectorists used their metal detectors to search the lake bed when it was drained last week.


Mr Walker grateful to them for finding the white gold band, which is engraved with the date of the couple’s anniversary. Mr Walker was swimming with his children. When he climbed up onto the raft he noticed he had lost his ring. He was devastated to have lost it but there was no chance of finding it.

The “Somerset Artifact Seekers” – which helps people search for lost items – discovered the ring in the silt.

Volunteer Dave Baker said: “It took us about an hour of looking before I was minded to go over to the pontoon and then within seconds I found it.

Mr Walker has given the detectorists a donation by way of thanks.

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Metal detectorist found guns on the Thames bank

A metal detectorist unearthed a stash of five handguns as he walked along the foreshore of the Thames. The man found the weapons as he walked along the south side of the river near Blackfriars Bridge at low tide. The guns, along with ammunition, were wrapped inside a bag and appear to have been deliberately buried in the sand.



Cheshire metal detectorist unearthed rare Roman pendant

A treasure hunter has found a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village. Luke Sansom was searching with a metal detector in Farndon, near Chester, when he stumbled across the silver piece. Made with carnelian gemstone, it features a fallen soldier or gladiator holding a shield towards what appears to be a large cat or panther. Cheshire assistant coroner Dr Janet Napier declared the find to be treasure at an inquest at Warrington Town Hall. The pendant will now be valued by the British Museum.


The Grosvenor Museum in Chester has expressed an interest in buying it and Mr Sansom, of Saltney near Chester, would stand to receive half the money, with the rest going to the owner of the field. Elizabeth Montgomery, the museum’s collections officer, said that It is a rare find especially with the image of the soldier fighting with the large cat or panther.


The gemstone certainly dates back to the Roman era around the first century BC but the pendant is a bit older.  It is late Roman or early Anglo-Saxon and would have belonged to someone wealthy. Chester had a big Roman military garrison but this was found outside the city walls.

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