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Man Using Metal Detector Makes Life Changing Find

Robin Potter, 50, from Helensburgh Scotland hasn't been able to work for about a year now as he has become the sole caregiver for his wife who suffers with Sensory Ataxia which stems from a virus on her brain and then was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Robin started a crowd funding page to help with expenses and when he can goes to fields to search for lost treasures.

Last month Robin was in a field digging up tin cans and other junk when he found a ring.

“I started to pull the soil apart and there it was, I could just see the side of the ring but I knew instantly it was gold. Once I got it out I could see the engraving Gife parted hearts in paine.”

It's called a posy ring which were popular in the 16th-18th century. "I knew it was old and gold which meant it was worth more than anything I had ever found previously".

Now the museum on Scotland has dated it as between 1600-1650. They believe it will have a value of over $100,000 when it goes to auction.

“When I found it I was so happy I cried. It really is a thing of beauty, and it is the first piece of gold that I have found since I started metal detecting around four years ago. When you find something like this you go through a range of emotions from shock to pure joy. I feel sorry for the lady who lost it, but this has blessed my family beyond measure".

The 17th century gold posy ring. See SWNS story SWSCring. A metal detectorist said he cried tears of joy after uncovering a 17th century gold posy ring � which he claims could have been thrown away after a �lovers' tiff�. Robin Potter, 50, found the 400-yPhoto: Robin Potter / SWNS.COM

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