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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bishop's seal found in field goes on display at museum

A 14th century Bishop's seal discovered by metal detector enthusiasts will go on display at the Manx Museum for the first time on Saturday. The silver seal, which was discovered by Andy Falconer, is described by historians at Manx National Heritage (MNH) as "incredibly significant".

Curator of archaeology at MNH, Allison Fox, said: "It is a very rare find and an important part of Manx history." The find was made in a field in the north of the island in February. Andy Falconer made the "once in a life time discovery" when out searching with fellow treasure hunter Rob Farrer.

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