NCL-865180: Medieval seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: NCL-865180

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast copper-alloy seal matrix of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1450.

The seal matrix flares from a pointed knop with a circular perforation for suspension into a broad, flat base, further distinguished by six facetted panels such that the seal matrix is hexagonal in section.

The base has a carved device showing a crown over a possible heart, flanked by a palm leaf on each side.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.51 mm
Thickness: 8.23 mm
Weight: 8.9 g
Diameter: 15.51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st August 2010 - Thursday 30th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Claxby with Moorby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3064
Four figure Latitude: 53.157269
Four figure longitude: -0.057229
1:25K map: TF3064
1:10K map: TF36SW
WOEID: 16205
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Friday 15th October 2010
Updated: Monday 18th October 2010

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