LEIC-C7CC44: post medieval silver seal matrix

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Unique ID: LEIC-C7CC44

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver seal matrix with fluted handle and integral suspension loop with cusped outline of Gothic form. The die is deeply engraved with a shield of arms which is difficult to read even under strong magnification, but appears to be two lions passant with their tails along their backs, within a double pearled border framing a band of scrolling foliage. The arms resemble the three lions conventionally found on the arms of England from c1195, but with two rather than three. The form of the handle and the style of the engraving suggest an early post-medieval date (the die has been rejected as medieval by the relevant curator) possibly early 16th Century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T268


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008T268

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
To be known as: Narborourgh

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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