LEIC-46E121: Medieval copper alloy seal matrix

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Unique ID: LEIC-46E121

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval copper alloy flat hexagonal seal matrix, 22mm in diameter and 4mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a brown patina and weighs 8.50g. The object has a rectangular cross-section, with a plain reverse, and has traces of a broken-off suspension loop on its upper edge. It is decorated with a central fleur-de-lis within an inscription set between inscribed borders, which reads +S' SIMONI. hAVTERI (possibly Seal of Simon Hawtrey). The T could alternatively be an I or an L and the E could perhaps be a G; the R could alternatively be a K. Hawtrey comes from de Hauterive, a place in France.

Inscription: +S' SIMONI. hAVTERI

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 8.5 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th January 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Scalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7624
Four figure Latitude: 52.808204
Four figure longitude: -0.873982
1:25K map: SK7624
1:10K map: SK72SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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