ESS-26B3A7: ESS-26B3A7 Medieval seal impression

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Unique ID: ESS-26B3A7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval (1200-1400) cast copper alloy circular seal matrix with faceted handle on reverse. The handle has six facets and a raised moulded collar before terminating in a pentagonal suspension loop. The matrix has a forward facing halo'd Christ with a cross in the halo. The surrounding legend possibly reads: MARTIN LE (or DE) (P)REVOST probably meaning Martin the provost of a religious house. It has a dark green-brown patina. It is 23.70mm long, 18.57mm in diameter and weighs 9.93 grams.

Inscription: MARTIN LE (or DE) (P)REVOST

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.7 mm
Weight: 9.93 g
Diameter: 18.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF: 5770

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: Wix (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1628
Four figure Latitude: 51.908634
Four figure longitude: 1.138856
1:25K map: TM1628
1:10K map: TM12NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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