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Rifling through her late relative’s attic, a woman finds a mysterious box. But the container is locked, and the woman tries key after key to no avail. Then, finally, when the box can be prised open, it reveals its contents: one solitary ring with an inscription. This item is puzzling, though, as it doesn’t seem to relate to any part of the family’s history. Then, when the full story subsequently unfolds, the ring’s true provenance leaves the woman flabbergasted.

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The unnamed woman’s father-in-law had recently passed away, meaning it was left to her and her family to go through his possessions. And the relatives duly worked their way through the deceased’s home in Wales, eventually ending up in the attic. But while such high spaces can hold a treasure trove of long-forgotten relics, this family found something truly special.

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