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A 14th century gold ring has been stolen from a display in Havant museum. The thief entered the museum in East Street and unscrewed a panel to gain access to the perspex box containing the ring.

Ancient ring stolen from museum

A 14th century gold ring has been stolen from a display in Havant museum.
The thief entered the museum in East Street and unscrewed a panel to gain access to the perspex box containing the ring.

The case and the ring worth around £750 were then taken.

It was originally found at Warblington Castle in June 1979.

It has a rectangular setting which contains an engraving of St Clare holding a challis. The words “Boen Ptir” which means “For Good and For Ever” are engraved in black letters on the shoulders.

PC Chris Tinney said: “The ring is an antique from the 14th century and has a significant history.

“There were many visitors to the museum during the day and we are hoping that someone saw the theft take place.”

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