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    6 hours ago<p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The number of archaeological objects officially unearthed in Britain has reached the 1.5million mark – with the discovery of a seal belonging to a 13th century pope.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The medieval find, which is more than 750 years old, 더존카지노 was a seal of Pope Innocent IV and may have links to an English monarch.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Born Sinibaldo Fieschi, Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy began in 1243, used the lead coin-like object to confer political and religious favours.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Experts believe the seal, which was discovered by a metal detectorist in Shropshire, may have ended up there because the Pope was trying to obtain Henry III’s support in his claim for Sicily.   </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Peter Reavill, the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme finds liaison officer for Shropshire and Herefordshire, said another explanation was that it may have been given as an ‘indulgence’ to a rich, powerful individual who gave money to the church in exchange order to keep him ‘out of purgatory.’   </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> The medieval find, which is more than 750 years old, was a seal of Pope Innocent IV and may have links to an English monarch </div> <noscript> The medieval find, which is more than 750 years old, was a seal of Pope Innocent IV and may have links to an English monarch </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>The medieval find, which is more than 750 years old, was a seal of Pope Innocent IV and may have links to an English monarch</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”><div class=”splitLeft”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Born Sinibaldo Fieschi, Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy began in 1243, used the lead coin-like object to confer political and religious favours </div> <noscript> Born Sinibaldo Fieschi, Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy began in 1243, used the lead coin-like object to confer political and religious favours </noscript> </div></div><div class=”splitRight”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Experts believe the seal may have ended up there because the Pope was trying to obtain Henry III's support in his claim for Sicily. </div> <noscript> Experts believe the seal may have ended up there because the Pope was trying to obtain Henry III's support in his claim for Sicily. </noscript> </div></div><div class=”clear”></div><p class=”imageCaption”>Born Sinibaldo Fieschi, Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy began in 1243, used the lead coin-like object to confer political and religious favours. Experts believe the seal may have ended up there because the Pope was trying to obtain Henry III’s support in his claim for Sicily.</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Mr Reavill said: ‘We don’t know who he (the Pope) sent the letter to.

    All we know is the lead seal has dropped off.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>While the seal, which would have been kept as a ‘talisman’, does not have a huge value, ‘the archaeology of the region is definitely richer for its find,’ he said.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The object is the 1.5 millionth to be discovered in the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The scheme was created in 1997 so archaeological objects found by the public can be recorded to help advance knowledge of the past.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-22″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news half” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Experts say the finds, which have included the gold treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard, have radically transformed what ‘is known about life through time on the British Isles.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The seal was found before metal-detecting was prohibited under the lockdown.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Museum director Hartwig Fischer said: ‘We look forward to many more objects being recorded, and who knows what exciting discoveries are yet to be found.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Under the Treasure Act in 1996, finders have to report all finds of potential treasure to the local coroner within 14 days – or face an unlimited fine or up to three months in prison.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Items listed as potential treasure include two or more coins over 300 years old, objects made of precious metals, such as gold and silver, which are over 300 years old, 샌즈카지노 groups of prehistoric metal objects, and any objects found in the same place as other items of treasure.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> The object is the 1.5 millionth to be discovered in the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Pictured: The Vale of York hoard </div> <noscript> The object is the 1.5 millionth to be discovered in the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Pictured: The Vale of York hoard </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>The object is the 1.5 millionth to be discovered in the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).

    Pictured: The Vale of York hoard</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”><div class=”splitLeft”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Coins from the Chew Valley hoard </div> <noscript> Coins from the Chew Valley hoard </noscript> </div></div><div class=”splitRight”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> A sample from the Staffordshire hoard </div> <noscript> A sample from the Staffordshire hoard </noscript> </div></div><div class=”clear”></div><p class=”imageCaption”>The scheme was created in 1997 so archaeological objects found by the public, such as coins from the Chew Valley Hoard (left) and the Staffordshire Hoard (right) can be recorded to help advance knowledge of the past</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Experts say the finds, which have included the gold treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard (pictured above: a group of finds from the Staffordshire hoard), have radically transformed what 'is known about life through time on the British Isles. </div> <noscript> Experts say the finds, which have included the gold treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard (pictured above: a group of finds from the Staffordshire hoard), have radically transformed what 'is known about life through time on the British Isles. </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Experts say the finds, which have included the gold treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard (pictured above: a group of finds from the Staffordshire hoard), have radically transformed what ‘is known about life through time on the British Isles.</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The coroner will then decide if the item or items are treasure, at which point it will be offered to a museum – and then finder, landowner or tenant of the land will get a reward.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The British Museum and BBC History Magazine have published a list of 10 of the most important discoveries of the past 23 years.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>They include gold vessel the Ringlemere Cup; the 2,581 coins known as the Chew Valley Hoard; the Staffordshire Moorlands pan and 인터넷카지노 the Staffordshire Hoard – the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Michael Lewis, head of the PAS and Treasure at the British Museum, said that ‘even the smallest and most modest items offer clues about our history, so we encourage everyone who makes a find to continue to come forward.'</p></div>

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