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Unique ID: SUR-1D7B05

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

A 19th century watch fob or pendant seal with a large oval orange stone, possibly chalcedony or carnelian, set within a thin silver frame. The stone depicts, on one side, a helmeted bust, right, possibly Minerva and on the other a monogram of letters, possibly JP, likely the initials of the owner. The silver frame is constructed from a band of metal, with a pair of parallel grooves running around the outside and a pair of drilled pivot points at either end of the long axis to mount the seal within a rotating suspension frame, now missing. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.1 mm
Width: 19.7 mm
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 5.43 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th October 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gem
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Reigate and Banstead (District)
Parish or ward: Merstham (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2653
Four figure Latitude: 51.26224268
Four figure longitude: -0.19552386
1:25K map: TQ2653
1:10K map: TQ25SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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