WILT-3148B4: Medieval seal matrix

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Unique ID: WILT-3148B4

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Medieval copper alloy pointed oval seal matrix, measuring 31.2x19.1mm and weighing 6.43g. It is 2mm thick. The matrix depicts a crowned Madonna feeding child ('Maria Lactans') above an arch, below which a figure faces left, praying. A comparison for this image can be seen on a seal matrix from Dunnington, North Yorkshire, IHS-E06142. The motif is one of the most popular images of the Virgin Mary during the 14th and 15th century, and disappears around 1550. The legend, especially the second half, is extremely worn: SIGILL SI ..... I The reverse of the seal matrix has a pierced, D-shaped loop at the top and a 2.3mm wide rib running below it to the opposite end of the seal matrix. 14th/ 15th century in date.

Inscription: SIGILL SI ..... I


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.2 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.43 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Brill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6514
Four figure Latitude: 51.820853
Four figure longitude: -1.058357
1:25K map: SP6514
1:10K map: SP61SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found during Weekend Wanderers metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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