KENT-E39A35: A cast lead alloy Medieavl seal matrix

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Unique ID: KENT-E39A35

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A complete Medieval lead alloy cast seal matrix. The seal matrix is pointed oval (vesica), with an integral non-pierced lug at the top of a sprue on the reverse. The front has a retrograde inscription running counterclockwise along the edge of the seal matrix; it reads S'WI(LL) [-] FIL ALVRED. The inscription is bound above and below by a single line. The centre contains an arrow piercing a circle, or possily a heart; the arrow tip points at the end of the seal which contains the middle of the inscription (FIL), with the circle, or heart, located towards the nock of the arrow. It is in good condition; it is light blue, with some beige encrustations in the voids of the seal. It measures 29.14 mm L x 18.05 mm W x 4.25 mm TH and weighs 11.29 g.

A similar seal matrix central design can be seen on the database BUC-452987

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.14 mm
Width: 18.05 mm
Thickness: 4.25 mm
Weight: 11.29 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Karen Dunford
Identified by: Miss Karen Dunford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Goodnestone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2454
Four figure Latitude: 51.241177
Four figure longitude: 1.207815
1:25K map: TR2454
1:10K map: TR25SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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