DENO-DF6330: Post medieval personal seal matrix

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Unique ID: DENO-DF6330

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Medieval copper alloy seal matrix. The matrix is of the typical conocal form and has a small, flat, round face into which the seal design has been incised. The matrix tapers in a rough, hexagonal cone to the short stem, which is also hexagonal. The stem ends in a flattened, rounded area which has been pierced to form a suspension loop. The design shows the head of a deer with a long nose, drooping ears and antlers curling up. There is a cross between the antlers. The legend runs around the edge, starting with a six-pointed star in the centre above the deer. The lettering is quite debased but reads 'PRIVE SV'. The seal therefore seems to show one of the symbols of St Eustace, patron saint of hunters (the deer with the crucifix between its antlers) with the inscription 'Prive Su', meaning 'I am private'. Height 18.9mm, diameter (seal face) 15.4mm, thickness (stem) 6.7mm, weight 4.71g. Dated

Inscription: PRIVE SV

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.9 mm
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anja Rohde
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E5676

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Carlton in Lindrick (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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