Manx Museum to display 14th century bishop's seal

In February 2012, metal detectorist Andy Falconer discovered a silver seal on te Isle of Man in England. The seal was identified by the Manx Museum as a 14th-century bishop's seal, and have now placed the important artifact on display. (photo)

"It's been my ambition to find something that will change history," said Falconer.

The little seal, three centimetres in length, made of silver, and showing two figures sitting facing out and a third kneeling in prayer, is considered an "incredibly significant" find. "The Isle of Man has lots of artefacts from the Viking period and a few hundred years after but a find from this period is rare," said Curator of archaeology at Manx National Heritage Allison Fox.