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Medieval ring with hidden poison compartment found in Bulgaria

A medieval rings with a hidden compartment that may have been used to hide poison has been found in Bulgaria.

“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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Story: The Sofia Globe | Photo: The Sofia Globe

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