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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: SOMDOR-3C4D48

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy seal matrix. Faceted handle with a raised collar below the suspension loop. The loop has a circular hole and slightly pointed frame. The handle flares out into a circular base. The matrix has a deeply recessed central design of a beast's (ape's?) head with protruding tongue. The inscription has some Lombardic lettering.

Inscription: S ION DE C' VIODELL?

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.8 mm
Width: 18.12 mm
Thickness: 17.84 mm
Weight: 7.91 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004 - Tuesday 1st June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Queen Camel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5925
Four figure Latitude: 51.0229
Four figure longitude: -2.585946
1:25K map: ST5925
1:10K map: ST52NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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