DUR-6EAB34: Medieval Seal Matrix

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Unique ID: DUR-6EAB34

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy seal matrix dating to the Medieval period. The matrix consists of a hexagonal suspension loop attached to a sub rectangular shank and a circular panel. The circular panel is decorated with an image of a stag in the centre of an incised circular border. The inscription around the edge of the panel reads CIV__L. The matrix is worn and the metal is dark brown. It weighs 9.0g and measures 21.69mm in height. The diameter of the circular panel is 18.18mm in diameter and the width of the loop is 9.03mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21.69 mm
Weight: 9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2011 - Thursday 30th June 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Catterick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2397
Four figure Latitude: 54.368
Four figure longitude: -1.64751
1:25K map: SE2397
1:10K map: SE29NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: DUR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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