DUR-11F015: DUR-11F015

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SEAL BOX

Unique ID: DUR-11F015

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy and enamel complete Roman seal box.

It is complete with both the lid and the base. The pin holding the two together has been lost so they can separate. It is a circular example with the upper face of the lid decorated with enamel. This consists of a central circle of red and the outer section in blue. The circular tab also has red enamel. Underneath this tab has a small knop which which fits into the bottom section as a catch.

The base has a tab with a small hollow into which the knop from the upper tab sits. The base narrows slightly towards the bottom. On the base it has three small circular hollows. The base is filled with what appears to be the original wax although it has corroded now.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.72 mm
Height: 6.23 mm
Weight: 6.4 g
Diameter: 20.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pocklington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8048
Four figure Latitude: 53.92197
Four figure longitude: -0.783321
1:25K map: SE8048
1:10K map: SE84NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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