A medieval silver ring found buried in the Slimbridge area of Gloucestershire was declared Treasure by a coroner last week.

An inquest in Gloucester heard that the 12th century finger ring was discovered by Steve Hurn on May 15th this year.

Assistant Gloucestershire Coroner Roland Wooderson said the ring had been examined by a British Museum expert who found it qualified as treasure because of its age and precious metal content.

The expert, Ian Richardson, described the ring as medieval with a flat band and an expended bevel tapering to the hoop.

The coroner formally declared the find to be treasure, which means it can now be acquired either by the British Museum or a local museum if they wish to have it for their collections.