LEIC-CE9C04: post medieval silver seal matrix

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Unique ID: LEIC-CE9C04

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver seal-die with fluted handle with remains of maker's mark (?) on upper side, annular ring and above that pierced loop for suspension. The die engraved with amorous motif of a heart pierced by two arrows with drops of blood below, and an eye above, within pearled octagonal border, slightly dented at one edge.


17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Rutland County Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum by all parties, hence disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T549


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 5.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 12th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T549

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Brooke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8406
Four figure Latitude: 52.645245
Four figure longitude: -0.759929
1:25K map: SK8406
1:10K map: SK80NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Rutland County Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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