St. Joan of Arc ring sold at auction

March 10, 2016

According to the BBC:

The ring was bought by the Puy du Fou foundation, which runs a historical theme park in France, at auction in London for $425,000 (£300,000).

Made in about 1400, the silver gilt devotional ring bears the inscription ‘IHS’ and ‘MAR’ for Jesus and Mary.

The ring was offered for sale by the son of James Hasson, a French doctor… The doctor himself had bought the ring at auction in 1947 for £175.

The auctioneer initially estimated its value at between £10,000 and £14,000 ($14,000 and $20,000) – but it sold for almost 30 times that amount.

To read the entire article on BBC News, please click here.

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