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The ring of Patteln. Keystone/Sabine Bugmann
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by Archaeology Newsroom

A gold ring was found in Switzerland’s region of Pratteln

Buried underground during a period of political turmoil

A gold ring was found in Switzerland’s region of Pratteln.

Archaeologists date it during the 3rd c. AD and suggest that its rich owner had hid it in the ground during a period of turmoil.

The ring, found during excavations near the Roman site of Augusta Raurica, was presented on Thursday by the archaeological authorities of the Swiss canton of Bale-Campagne.

According to the experts, the owner of the ring buried the precious object underground during the civil wars of the Gallic Empire period, between AD 260 and 274.

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1. Swissinfo, https://goo.gl/4VfW9i (15/09/2016)