“I have no doubts that the hole is there on purpose and the ring was worn on the right hand, because the hole was made in such a way so as to be covered by a finger, so that the poison can be dropped at a moment’s notice. Clearly, it was not worn constantly and would have been put on when necessary,” Petrunova said.
The find is direct proof that poison was used for murder, likely politically-motivated, during that period of Bulgarian history. The poison itself most likely originated from Italy or Spain, with which Bulgarian principalities had trade relations.
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