BH-840BC4: Medieval seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: BH-840BC4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Approximately two thirds of a heavily corroded and damaged vessica-shaped lead seal matrix of probable mid to late 13th century AD date. The central image appears to depict a fleur-de-lis and the illegible legend runs around the outside. On the reverse there is only a remnant of the lug handle. The object measures 23.8mm long by 19.1mm wide and 3.7mm thick. It weighs 9.41g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.8 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 9.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/187 - 82

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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