GLO-540474:

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: GLO-540474

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

A complete copper alloy quadruple seal matrix with multiple dies from the post-medieval period, c. AD 1600 - 1700. The matrix is formed of four arms arranged in a cross with a central circular aperture (c.6.5mm diameter) where the arms join. The arms are oval in cross section and tapering from the aperture end before then flaring again to terminate in a circular die each incised with a different design.

The designs are on each face of the seal matrices are:

1) a crested bird facing left

2) a standing stag facing left

3) a flaming heart with crossed arrows behind

4) a two towered building (possibly cathedral entrance).

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Width: 37 mm
Thickness: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017 - Sunday 17th May 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Stroud (District)
Parish or ward: Painswick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8709
Four figure Latitude: 51.77951197
Four figure longitude: -2.18983727
1:25K map: SO8709
1:10K map: SO80NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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