Record Details

NHER Number:12447
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval or post medieval seal

Summary

A brass seal was found in Gooderstone in 1849. It depicts a man with a lion's tail, star, and arrowhead, with the inscription 'I was a man'. It may be connected with Simon Browne of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, a 17th century lexicographer who went mad and believed that he had become a beast.

Images - none

Location

Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1849.
Brass seal found, depicting a man with lion's tail, star, and arrowhead, with inscription 'I was a man'.
Information from (S1).

Suggest that this may be connected with Simon Browne of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, a 17th century lexicographer who went mad and believed that he had become a beast.
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.

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