A Medieval seal was discovered near Skällvik Castle, Sweden, by a detectorist. Swedish archaeologist was able to identify it and track its female owner.
According to the researcher Martin Rundkvist the seal shows the letter T in a shield and is known from a a surviving document dating to 1331, around the time when the castle was built. The legend around the seal shows an inscription, which was identified by Roger Axelsson and his colleagues of The Swedish National Archives. It is reported to state: “Sigillum …so uxori Sononum” or “The seal of …sa, wife of Sune“.
The illegible letters are part of the female owner’s name. Experts suggest that she is the wife of Sune Ingvaldsson, who lived in Östergötland about the right time yet his wife’s name has been lost to history. Another strange thing is that the man with the similar T seal from 1331 was named Thorberg. But there is no known female name “T…sa” from the time. The researchers suggest that he might have been the father and the coat of arms on the seal was of her family.
(after Aardvarchaeology with Martin Rundkvist)