"Incredibly significant" bishop's seal declared treasure

Metal detector enthusiast Andy Falconer has found a few artifacts over the years but nothing like the 14th century, silver bishop's seal, called "incredibly significant" by Manx National Heritage, he found recently in a field on the Isle of Man. (photo)

Declared treasure by the town of Douglas authorities, the small silver seal shows "two figures sitting facing out and a third kneeling in prayer. Around the edge there is an inscription in Latin, which translates as 'Let the prayers to God of Germanus and Patricius help us.'"