WILT-7E99F3: Post-medieval seal matrix

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Unique ID: WILT-7E99F3

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An incomplete copper alloy medieval seal matrix dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1450. The die is circular, but has suffered from a number of old breaks and is incomplete. It features an engraved design which, when viewing an impression depicts a bird standing left with folded wings amidst foliage. There is no visible inscription. The shaft of the seal matrix is conical and tapers to an old break.

The seal matrix measures 10.21mm in heighs, 13.27mm in diameter across the die, 2.55mm minimum diameter and weighs 2.36g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 10.21 mm
Weight: 2.36 g
Diameter: 13.27 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4349

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Seagry

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Monday 22nd December 2014
Updated: Monday 26th January 2015

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