Friday, 19 September 2014

Buried for eight centuries

The medieval seal of Stone Priory

The medieval seal of the ancient priory in Stone turned up a few years ago - buried in a field in Surrey.  A metal detectorist had found it.
So the local people of the town raised thousands of pounds to buy it, even though the priory is long gone.
You can see the seal on permanent display in the parish church.

See:  BBC news story


  1. Fitting that it is on display close to where it once was, as opposed to in some vault by a private collector.

  2. That is good it have come back but very sad that the guy sold it. I think all historic finds like that should be given to museums not sold for proffit as is done