LVPL-A19123: Cast lead seal matrix dating to the Medieval period.

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: LVPL-A19123

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast lead medieval seal matrix, flat and lozengiform, measuring 33.35mm long and 27.09mm wide. It is a maximum of 4.18mm thick and weighs 17.3g. The reverse has a small integral projection at the top corner, which is now damaged. The engraved central motif is in two parts, separated by a horizontal line; a conventional if rather crude fleur-de-lis above, and a criss-cross pattern of three lines crossing three lines filling the triangular space beneath.

The inscription is set between two lightly scratched borders, and reads + S' hENRICI FIL' -VRAG (Seal of Henry son of ? - the second name has not been identified. The N of Henrici is reversed on the impression and the engraving is inexpert.

The matrix has a dark grey patina and shows signs of corrosion. It dates to the 13th century.

Inscription: + S' hENRICI FIL' -VRAG

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.35 mm
Width: 27.09 mm
Thickness: 4.18 mm
Weight: 17.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Acton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: Monday 5th October 2009
Updated: Wednesday 24th April 2013

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