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

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SEAL MATRIX

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: 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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Updated: 2 years ago

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