13th Century Love Token Discovered by Retired Secretary

A 13th century gold brooch was discovered recently by Adina Parnell, a retired school secretary in Devon, England. Metal detectors have proven to be very handy recently when it comes to discovering buried treasure. This time, the treasure was a gold brooch buried just 6 inches beneath the earth. Adina Parnell found the tiny piece of jewelry on a farm in Devon. The brooch, which measures just 3/4 inches long, has nine petals and a clasp incribed with Latin writing and is thought to be a love token.

Parnell is free to sell the object to the highest bidder, but hopes it will go to the Exeter Museum. For more information, read the entire story on the website.