12-year-old Sander Magnus Vang set out to find his grandfather’s missing wedding ring. Instead, he happened upon a 1,500-year-old one.
This winter, Tomas Vang lost his wedding ring at his residential area in Inderøy Municipality in Trøndelag. His grandson Sander Magnus Vang has been looking for it all summer with his metal detector.
Then, it started beeping. Sander had found gold in the ground!
But the gold ring he found was a few years older than the one they were looking for – about 1,500 to be precise.
Grandpa Tomas admitted that he is both happy and disappointed at the same time: “I would have liked to have found my own, but I’m glad we found this one But, of course, this is a great find.”
The older Vang soon reported the discovery to authorities. “I was told to put it in a safe place,” he said.
According to Vang, archeologists were beside themselves when he made contact. They believe the ring dates to late Roman times.
To learn more, archeologists will take the find to the county municipality to package it safely so that it can be cataloged and cleaned at the NTNU Science Museum.
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