HAMP-06E0B6: Post-medieval seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: HAMP-06E0B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy post-medieval seal matrix of conical form. On the reverse a low cone rises to a slightly off-centre handle which expands and flattens to accommodate a transverse line of two circular perforations, then tapers again to a single larger circular perforation at the top. The uppermost perforation in this trilobate loop has broken through. The die is sub-oval, measuring 14.7mm by 13.7mm. Its lettering is aligned to the widest part of the suspension loop. In intaglio are two large letters, 'W' and 'M' when looking at the die, 'MW' on the seal. Centrally, above and below the initials, is a ?six-pointed star; the whole is within a border. The lettering and form suggest a c. 17th-century date for this seal matrix. A similar object can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 76, 81; ref. 622).

Inscription: MW

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.35 mm
Weight: 3.75 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th October 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2054

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Fawley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4603
Four figure Latitude: 50.82472
Four figure longitude: -1.348287
1:25K map: SU4603
1:10K map: SU40SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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