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Ronnie Archer-Morgan was on hand to carry out the valuation of a gold snake ring on Antiques Roadshow when the show visited the Stormont Parliament Buildings. A guest presented the piece of unusual jewellery to him and revealed an incredible backstory that led to the BBC expert changing his mind about the worth of the item. 

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Ronnie began: “We’ve got a double snake gold ring here and a picture of a man.”

“Yes, he’s my great great grandfather, a gentleman named Jack Sores. He was Portuguese consulate in Alexandria,” the guest revealed. 

“But he was also a Jewish banker and that’s how he came by the ring.

“The story goes he was given it by Lord Carnarvon as a token of his appreciation for his help with organising funds for the famous excavations in the Valley of the Kings.”

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Antiques RoadshowAntiques Roadshow: The guest brought along a Roman gold snake ring to be valued (Image: BBC)

Antiques RoadshowAntiques Roadshow: The ring was gifted to the guest's great great grandfather (Image: BBC)

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“Tutankhamun, the most famous archaeological discovery ever and so what’s the ring supposed to be?” Ronnie added.

The owner explained: “I was told it might be Roman and that’s about all I know, and as it’s snakes I assumed it was Egyptian.”

“It’s not Egyptian and it may be Roman. It’s in a Roman-style, it’s gold, it's quite fine gold,” Ronnie continued. 

“I’ve looked at it and it’s

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