DENO-98B667: Medieval seal matrix, head device

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: DENO-98B667

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval cast copper alloy seal matrix, 14th century. Circular matrix with hexagonal handle projecting from the reverse, terminating in a trefoil loop. The matrix has a design of a male(?) bust facing left (right in impression) at the centre of a double-petalled octofoil; there is no inscription. Diameter of matrix 20.7mm, length 23.4mm, width and thickness of handle 10.1mm x 3.7mm, weight 10.78g. The design of a bust may be intended to imitate Medieval seal matrices set with Roman intaglios.

Notes:

This object has been covered in varnish by the finder.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1300
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.4 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 10.78 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6844

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Bolsover (District)
To be known as: Whitwell

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: DENO
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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