(ORDO NEWS) — Buffy Bailey is the name of a nurse from Lancaster who found an ancient golden Bible using a metal detector.
The finder is approximately 600 years old and its feature is its size. The mini-book is only 1.5 cm long.
The British began to buy metal detectors en masse with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In this way, they tried to brighten up the weekdays of the lockdown.
During this period, the number of valuable finds increased dramatically. But the treasure hunters themselves do not become richer. According to British law, everything found belongs to the royal family.
The nurse was walking with her husband in the park and decided to take a metal detector with her.
And so, as a result, she got a golden Bible from the ground. It lay at a depth of no more than 13-15 cm. Experts estimate the find at a minimum of 100,000 pounds.
At first, the woman did not understand what a treasure she had in her hands. He was covered in mud.
She thought that it was some kind of key ring or a small rattle, but after cleaning the artifact from the ground, she was shocked.
A heavy, shiny, incredibly beautiful and detailed artifact. Buffy immediately took him to the museum.
There he was received, examined and sent for examination. It turned out that the Bible was made in the 15th century. It weighs 5 grams and is made of pure gold.
The figures of Saints Leonard and Margarita are depicted on its pages. It is known that Margarita was considered the patroness of childbirth and the protector of housewives.
A golden book was found in a park next to the property of the once famous King Richard III. Experts believe that it could have belonged to him.
There is nothing like it in the world yet! Yorkshire Museum will determine the exact value of the relic and then decide whether to buy it or not. In 1992, they already bought the Royal Medallion.
Then they paid 2.5 million pounds for him. But, as already mentioned above, such deals take place at the state level, and treasure hunters at best receive a % of the deal
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