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Friday, 16 July 2010

Superb Medieval Seal Matrix

The 'Golden' Harvest is just around the corner, and I'm really looking forward to getting back out with my Fisher F5, however in the meantime it is just a case of passing the time. There is no better way of doing this, than checking out the Metal Detecting Forums, and it was whilst doing this I came across, what I consider, is the best Medieval Seal I have ever seen.

It was found by a guy called Dave Booth, in a field in Stirlingshire. The seal itself dates back 800 years, and is made of silver, with a Roman 'intaglio' in the centre. Around the outside of the seal it reads S' ThOME DE LOhIN which suggests it belonged to a guy probably called Thomas of 'Lohin'.

It will go through an inquest and is likely to be declared Treasure. The value will probably run into thousands of pounds!!

Well done Dave!!

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