THE KIRKE SEALS - 2003
In 2003 this tiny set of enameled gold seals was found in excavations near the waterfront. It measures less than one inch in height. The side pieces hinge outward to reveal three stamps, one on each part of the object. One seal was identified as the coat of arms of Sir David Kirke, conqueror of Quebec and proprietor of Ferryland's Pool Plantation from 1638 to 1651.
© 2003. Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, NL.