the treasure of a ‘traitor’: amateur metal detectorist unearths 350-year-old ring that belonged to king charles ii’s courtier who was hung, drawn and quartered after being framed for treason in 1678
The Signet ring is in very good condition and is believed to be worth up to £ 10,000, formerly belonging to a king\'s courtier who was wrongly executed for treason.
It belonged to Edward Coleman, who worked under King Charles II and was later hanged and pulled to No. 1678.
53-year-old treasure hunter Michelle Vall found the artifact under 6 inch deep mud while on vacation at Loch Lomond.
Scroll down to view video omrs Vall, who lives in a vacation cabin near Lake Lomond, and when she finds the ring, she gets permission from the local landowner to be available
The school teacher said that when she realized that she had won the gold medal, she danced a happy dance.
The ring has now been declared a \"treasure\" by the treasure house of Scotland and is considered to have such an important historical significance that it must live in a museum.
Mrs. Vall is expected to be rewarded with the landowner.
She said the ring was only 6 inch underground.
Obviously I didn\'t know what it was at the time, but for our detector it was rare to find gold and I even danced a little to celebrate.
\"It\'s a very exciting moment and you just don\'t want to find something so special.
Edward Coleman was found guilty as part of the Pope\'s plot, a false plot by the pastor Titus Oates to the Privy Council in 1678.
Oates, later known as \"lialtitus\", claimed that several Catholic men were planning to kill the King, among which Edward Coleman was.
Although it was later confirmed to be false, the circumstances led to the execution of at least 22 people, including Coleman.
On 1678, he was hanged, wounded and stationed at Newgate Prison in London.
It is believed that the ring originally belonged to Coleman\'s grandfather Samuel, who lived in Norfolk, aged between 1569 and 1653, and passed on through the family.
It may have been brought to Scotland in 1673 when Edward began working as secretary for Mary of James II\'s wife, Modena.
The ring carries the Grand-
The coat of arms of the Coleman family.
She was assisted by professional auctioneer Dix Nunan Weber to help research the coat of arms that was confirmed to be the Coleman family.
Mrs. Val said: \"Thanks to the historical importance of this ring, the treasure house of Scotland has recovered it.
They are doing valuations, but there have been similar rings sold at auction for around £ 10,000, so we expect it to be in that area.
\"I have dealt with Dix Noonan Webb in the past and I am very grateful for their help.
\"They came back to us with the message of the Coleman family, and without them we would never find the story.
The history of this ring is really interesting and a very amazing discovery.
\"This is not the first time Mrs Val has discovered the treasure.
In 2017, she found a 40,000 gold coin dropped by a soldier of Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.