WAW-28F323: Medieval seal

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Unique ID: WAW-28F323

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast lead seal matrix, circular and flat with a suspension loop in the centre of the reverse. The central motif is an eight pointed star with a pellet in each section, within a grooved border.

The inscription appears to read +S' R'ASEL FILL' . WILL NIChOL'- (Seal of Rasel? son or daughter of William Nichol). The first name has proved difficult to read or decipher, there being no obvious candidate ending in ...asel. There may be another letter between the R and the A, and it is possible that the R may in fact be a P. Apart from this, however, the matrix is easy to read and the name of William Nichol is clear, although there may be an illegible letter after his surname. 13th century.

Inscription: +S' R'ASEL FILL' . WILL NIChOL' -

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 16.7 g
Diameter: 29.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Impression no. WAW-28F323/140

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
Parish or ward: Weston under Wetherley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3668
Four figure Latitude: 52.30894
Four figure longitude: -1.473398
1:25K map: SP3668
1:10K map: SP36NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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