Andrew Deaton’s find.

Rare medieval artefact found

A rare medieval find in a Moulton garden is among the treasures that have been unearthed during lockdown.

While gardening at his home, Andrew Deaton from Moulton found a rare type of medieval seal matrix with a depiction of St Margaret of Antioch with the devil.

It’s one of 200 finds reported to Lincolnshire County Council’s archaeology service so far this year.

Lisa Brundle, finds liaison officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It’s amazing what people are finding in the county.

“We’ve seen everything from prehistoric stone axes, Bronze Age sword pommels, Iron Age brooches, Roman tweezers, coin hoards, early medieval cemeteries and medieval buckles to post-medieval bells.

“People come to us with their items, and we work with a team of volunteers to research and catalogue them.”

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