Prestwich family treasures found on York farm

Craig Best and Derek Greenwell struck paydirt in 2010 when the two metal detectorists discovered a gold signet ring and a pilgrim badge bearing the image of St George. The coat of arms on the ring indicated that it belongs to the Prestwich family of Hulme in Manchester. (photo)

The discoveries were made at Church Farm at Overton in York, England, and date to the 16th or 17th centuries. The pilgrim badge is of a sort popular from the 15th century, and reflect a pilgrimage to St George’s Chapel in Windsor.