SOM-EA3777: Medieval impersonal seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: SOM-EA3777

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval cast copper-alloy pedestal type seal matrix. The matrix has a circular face with a central design of a quatrefoil with frond like leaves. The impersonal legend around the design reads * LEL AMI AVET (you have a loyal friend). The legend starts with a star. The matrix has a pedestal type handle rising from the face in six facets, narrowing as it rises to a waist from which it expands out slightly before ending in a recessed, crude trefoil at the top, above a double collar.

Notes:

This item was recorded at a rally and therefore the description and in particular photograph is likely to be below our usual standards. Unfortunately neither dimensions nor weight was recorded on the day.

Class: impersonal
Inscription: * LEL AMI AVET

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th January 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at EDMC, North Curry, 29 Jan 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally ticket 498

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: North Curry (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3125
Four figure Latitude: 51.020215
Four figure longitude: -2.985116
1:25K map: ST3125
1:10K map: ST32NW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
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: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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