SOMDOR106: Medieval Seal Matrix

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOMDOR106

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead pointed-oval seal matrix. The central motif is a six-point star above a crescent, the points of the crescent pointing upwards towards the star. The inscription is in Lombardic script and is separated from the central motif by a groove. It reads + S' CECILIE: DE: KYNGESDONE (Seal of Cecilia of Kingsdon). On the reverse is a raised fleur-de-lis design, stem uppermost, and a small squared loop for suspension and for lifting the matrix from the wax.

This seal matrix is notable for bearing the name of the parish in which it was found.


PAL 104

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: personal
Sub class: woman

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.27 mm
Width: 25.66 mm
Thickness: 2.83 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Kingsdon

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 22 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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