Medieval Solid Gold Bible Found by British Nurse

According to experts, the object found is probably from the 15th century and may have belonged to a relative of King Richard III.

Newsroom – York – England (November 11, 2021, 11:45 AM, Gaudium Press) British nurse Buffy Bailey found a centuries-old miniature gold Bible during her vacation on a farm near York, England. The health professional was searching the place with a metal detector.

A Bible measuring 1.5 centimetres and weighing about 5 grams

When passing near a trail, the metal detector gave a strong signal indicating that there was something there. The nurse then dug about six inches into the ground and found the small, precious, solid gold Bible.

The piece found is 1.5 centimetres long, weighs about 5 grams, and is made of 22 or 24-carat gold. According to experts, the object found is probably from the 15th century and may have belonged to some relative of King Richard III.

Object found is similar to the Jewel of Middleham

Scholars compare the Bible found with the Jewel of Middleham, which is a gold pendant found in the 1990s near Middleham Castle, the home of Richard III, which is 40 miles away. Both artifacts were made by the same goldsmith and given to a relative of the king.

Should Nurse put the object up for sale, she would make a few hundred thousand pounds sterling. Baily explained that she was initially not convinced that it was a priceless artifact, and believed it was an earring. Only after cleaning the piece did she realize that it was something unique. The object has been forwarded to a museum, where it is being examined. (EPC)

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Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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