Buffy Bailey discovered a tiny gold book during her metal detecting holiday near York. The English nurse was walking with her husband when their metal detector picked up the item’s presence under the ground. Instead of finding typical scraps, they discovered the miniature book that was estimated to be worth £100,000 ($134,500).
The book is engraved with Saints Leonard and Margret, patron saints of childbirth. According to experts, this book may have been gifted to someone pregnant. Following this train of thought, since nobles were the only ones who were allowed to carry gold during the 15th century, they speculated that it could have belonged to King Richard III’s wife, Anne Neville.
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