Unique ID: DENO-DF6330

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Post medieval seal matrix; Cast copper alloy seal matrix of probable 16th or 17th century date. The matrix has a small, flat, round face into which the seal design has been incised. The matrix then tapers in a rough, hexagonal cone to the short stem, which is also hexagonal. The stem ends in a flattened, rounded area which has been pierced to form a suspension loop. The design seems to show the head of a deer with a long nose, drooping ears and horns curling up. There is a cross between the horns. The legend runs around the edge, starting with a six-pointed star in the centre above the deer (like an initial mark on a coin). The lettering is quite debased but may read ‘PRIVESV’. The seal therefore seems to show one of the symbols of St Eustace, patron saint of hunters (the deer with the crucifix between its antlers) with the inscription 'Prive Su', meaning 'I am private'. Height 18.9mm, diameter (seal face) 15.4mm, thickness (stem) 6.7mm, weight 4.71g

Inscription: PRIVE SV

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Length: 18.9 mm
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anja Rohde - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E5676

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Nottinghamshire
District: Bassetlaw
Parish: Carlton In Lindrick

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Created: Tuesday 23rd October 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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