YORYM-8F0287: Seal Matrix : Medieval

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Unique ID: YORYM-8F0287

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An incomplete lead seal matrix of Medieval date (AD 1066-1500). Showing enthroned Bishop facing. The reverse is smooth and undecorated with a single integrally cast rectangular shaft protruding centrally. The shaft is short and terminates in an old break. The seal is elliptic in profile and linear in section.

The metal is a dark greenish brown.

Length: 52.4mm, Width: 36.81mm, Thickness, 9.60mm, Weight: 46.0g


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken.

As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

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 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.4 mm
Width: 36.81 mm
Thickness: 9.6 mm
Weight: 46 g

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bishop Burton

Spatial coordinates

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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Audit data

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

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