HESH-AFAF81: Treasure case 2008 T669, Post-Medieval silver seal matrix from North Petherton, Somerset

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Unique ID: HESH-AFAF81

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver seal die, fluted handle with terminal pierced three times, the face engraved with a three-masted sailing ship. Seal die itself approx 1.4 cm diameter.

Probably 17th Century, as indicated both by the ship and the form of the seal.


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: Somerset Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T669


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th September 2008 - Sunday 21st September 2008

Rally details.

This object was found at Rhode Farm, North Petherton 20/09/2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008T669

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Somerset Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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