A rare 350-YEAR-OLD gold ring found by a metal detector user in a field in the Forest of Dean in 2015 has been classed as treasure.
The post-medieval, gold posy ring, with the inscription 'In trust be just' and the maker's mark, was found by a Mr H Jones two to three inches under the ground in a field on 3 October 2015.
Posy rings are gold finger rings with a short inscription on their surface. They were popular during the 15th through the 17th centuries as lover's gifts.
The ring qualified as treasure because it is more than 300 years old and at least 10% precious metal.
The exact location of the find is being kept secret to avoid hordes of detectorists descending on the site.