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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: SF-42ED44

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy seal matrix of 'chess pawn' type medieval and circa 14th century in date. It has a lozenge shaped suspension loop with a circular hole through its centre. The shaft is hexagonal in cross-section and the die circular. It measures 19.6mm in total height and the die is 18.6mm in diameter. The die has a border inscription which read; I CRAKE NOTIS, which means, 'I crack nuts.' In the centre of the die there is a squirrel.

Inscription: I CRAKE NOTIS

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.6 mm
Width: 18.6 mm
Weight: 7.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: SF
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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