Gold ring may have belonged to Norman royalty

British metal detector enthusiast Peter Beasley was intrigued recently when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground near Petersfield, England. Now experts believe that the ring may have belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer. (photo)

The British Museum is disputing the authenticity of the ring, which bears the name of Robert, but other experts believe it is authentic. Beasley says, "It's got his name on it and DVX, which means Duke. The cross on it is in the Norman style."