SWYOR-7ACAA7: 14. A copper alloy Roman seal box fragment; 2nd to 3rd century AD.

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A copper alloy Roman seal box fragment. There is only one side remaining and appears slightly broken at the narrow end. The seal box is pear shaped and there is slight evidence on the outside of a similarly shaped decorative feature. There is also evidence of blue enamel decoration. The transverse loop survives intact on this half of the seal box, where it would have originally been attached to the other half with a pin or rivet. The fragment is in fair condition, with a significant amount of green patina on the inside, with the outside being black/dark green among the blue enamel. Measures 36.1mm x 18.1mm x 8.6mm, weighing 5.19g. Geake (2001) mentions there seal boxes to have been used between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, however the typology is not necessarily correct. Similar example from the database is LEIC-AD2C37.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.1 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Weight: 5.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Ward
Identified by: Mr Jack Coulthard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Hampole (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5010
Four figure Latitude: 53.584212
Four figure longitude: -1.246213
1:25K map: SE5010
1:10K map: SE51SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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

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