I am on the track of a historical relic
The seal was a very old one and belonged to a member of the de Courtenay family. The de Courtenay family is one of the most ancient families in England.
Old pots and vials that may have held a liquid used by the church in aiding the decomposition of corpses were also found, but these finds were probably unconnected.
Nobody knows how or why the seal got there, but it seems they were carried by all members of ancient English families and this one belonged to Ann, the son of Richard.
The seal was valuable and so important that the British Museum hoped to own it. It was actually given to an earl and I have no idea what happened to it after that.>p> I am planning to write to the British Museum as my guess is they did eventually obtain it. If not, I will try the Earl's descendants.
By 1850 the Sellers family was well to do and attended balls so maybe the find helped the family get connected. The picture is of a Roman seal and not the one my ancestor found.
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