NLM-DA5721: Seal Matrix from Bigby

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Unique ID: NLM-DA5721

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper Alloy

Seal Matrix. Cast circular seal matrix with incised device and circumferential legend; a medial rib and suspension loop on the reverse. The device appears to show two perched addorsed birds looking backwards to face each other with a three-leaf spray of foliage between them. The legend appears to begin with a pair of lys, and, as Rob Webley kindly notes: 'This seems to have the common FRANGE LEGE TEGE inscription', thereby correcting a mistaken reading by this reporter. Suggested date: Medieval, 1300-1350.

Diameter: 22.6mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 1.9mm, Weight: 4.74gms.


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 4.74 g
Diameter: 22.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM16241

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Bigby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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