Monday, November 15, 2010

Mystery treasure could be in forgotten medieval code

An amateur enthusiast has unearthed a mysterious treasure said to bear inscriptions from a forgotten medieval code. Ivor Miller’s find is thought to be a medieval silver seal containing a Roman-era jewel and engraved with as-yet undeciphered lettering.

Some have speculated a medieval farm labourer may have found the Roman jewel, a semi-precious stone, and handed it to their noble or lord, who placed it into their correspondence seal. Although it has not yet been valued, it could be worth about £2,000.

Click here to read this article from the Northern Echo