Sylvester Jones’s Strongbox

Great Britain, ca. 17th century, AD.
Steel Strongbox with a gold foil covered lid.
Second Sight, Arcane Society Book 1.

The Strongbox, once owned by Sylvester Jones, Founder of the Arcane Society, is made of heavy steel with a layer of gold foil applied to the lid. The foil is decorated with a leafy design and inscribed with a cryptic Latin formula for a lethal poison. Various alchemical symbols appear on the sides of the box. The symbols on the front of the box and those on the lid were later combined to create the Arcane Society logo.