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Metal detectorist finds £10,000 gold ring in garage 40 years after discarding it as worthless

Metal detectorist finds £10,000 gold ring in garage 40 years after discarding it as worthlessA metal detectorist who discarded a gold ring in his garage for 40 years after a museum told him it was worthless has discovered its real value is £10,000. Tom Clark, 81, dug up the buried treasure while scanning an area of farmland near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979, then put it inside a metal tin and forgot about it. But the retired leather craftsman came across the rare seal ring eight years ago while sorting through items from his mother's house after she passed away. He got the item valued and was astonished to discover that it was actually a 670-year-old medieval artefact dating back to 1350. It is due to be auctioned off in Derbyshire on Tuesday (Aug 27) and is expected to sell for between £8,500 and £10,000. The turn of events is similar to the plot of BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, when brothers Del and Rodney come across a watch in their garage which is then auctioned off for millions of pounds. Mr Clark said: "I had completely forgotten about it. At the time I'd only been metal detecting for 10 years and didn't realise the ring was anything special. It was all twisted and broken when I dug it up." He took the rare ring along with some others to a museum to have them valued at the time, but was told they were all fairly modern. "I put them all in a tin and left them in the garage at my mother's house," he said. "A few months ago, I was sorting through some stuff in my own garage that had come from my mother's house and there it was – the tin with the rings in it." Tom is auctioning off the ring, which is expected to make between £8,500 and £10,000 Credit: Hansons / SWNS/Hansons / SWNS Mr Clark, now a much more experienced collector, said he instantly knew it was a seal ring dating back to the 1300s and would have belonged to someone important given its decoration and quality. He added: "It's rare and elegant. I'd love to know who it belonged to." A Latin inscription on the ring translates as 'I hide the true message'. Mark Becher, Historica expert at auctioneer Hansons, said: "It's a fascinating piece of medieval jewellery and I'm delighted Tom rediscovered again after all these years."



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Louisiana church fires: Deputy's son arrested as authorities investigate ties to black metal

Louisiana church fires: Deputy's son arrested as authorities investigate ties to black metalHolden Matthews, the son of a sheriff's deputy, was in custody in connection with the fires of three predominantly black churches in Louisiana.



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Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summit

Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summitNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, hoping to build on a commitment they made at their first meeting, in Singapore in June, to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear bombs. Vietnam has confirmed that Kim will arrive for an official goodwill visit as well as the summit with Trump, but has released no further details regarding the location of meetings. A Reuters witness saw Vietnamese soldiers in camouflaged fatigues sweeping the area around the Metropole with a metal detector.



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Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summit

Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summitNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday, hoping to build on a commitment they made at their first meeting, in Singapore in June, to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear bombs. Vietnam has confirmed that Kim will arrive for an official goodwill visit as well as the summit with Trump, but has released no further details regarding the location of meetings. A Reuters witness saw Vietnamese soldiers in camouflaged fatigues sweeping the area around the Metropole with a metal detector.



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Chipotle customer bit into metal nail in his burrito, chipped a tooth: Report

Chipotle customer bit into metal nail in his burrito, chipped a tooth: ReportChipotle said that nothing is more important than customers' health and safety and that it plans to investigate.



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Southwest engine fan blade showed signs consistent with metal fatigue: NTSB

Southwest engine fan blade showed signs consistent with metal fatigue: NTSBFederal investigators on Thursday said the engine fan blade that broke apart during a Southwest Airlines flight last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, as inspectors probe the first passenger fatality on a U.S. airline in nearly a decade. U.S. regulators this week broadened a directive to check the fan blades in hundreds of engines similar to the one that blew apart. The identification of metal fatigue, the degradation of a metal’s structural integrity over repeated use, could necessitate more frequent and more comprehensive inspections of these parts.



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R. Lee Ermey, the Former Marine Who Starred in 'Full Metal Jacket,' Has Died Aged 74

R. Lee Ermey, the Former Marine Who Starred in 'Full Metal Jacket,' Has Died Aged 74He raked in more than 60 credits in film and television across his long career



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Metal object in fatal police shooting was a welding torch

Metal object in fatal police shooting was a welding torchNEW YORK (AP) — Witnesses who called New York City police to report that a man was menacing people with a gun before police killed him were terrified but also uncertain whether the object the man had really was a gun, 911 transcripts released Friday show.



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Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Jesse Hughes Slams ‘Pathetic’ Teen Shooting Survivors

Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Jesse Hughes Slams ‘Pathetic’ Teen Shooting SurvivorsThe frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, the U.S. rock band that was performing



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The Latest: Official: Metal detectors at school not in use

The Latest: Official: Metal detectors at school not in useBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a high school shooting in Birmingham, Alabama (all times local):



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