IHS-3CADD3: Perforated Seal Matrix

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Unique ID: IHS-3CADD3

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A lead seal matrix in the form of a pointed oval (vesica). Item has been pierced twice in the legend area, once between the cross at the apex of the matrix and the apostrophe preceding the R, and once between the second R and the V (roughly diagonaly opposite the first perforation). Back shows no sign of any form of suspension loop; the two perforations may have been used for this, or to affix the piece to some form of handle. Central device is a sword, point uppermost, with the "blade" consisting of a sprig of foliage (possibly a flowering lily).


[SIGILLVM]' ROBE[ERT]'I ROVA_ _ (The seal of Robert..........) Some letters are difficult to interpret from a drawing of the face, although they appear to have been generally well-cut. R at beginning of second name is reversed.

Inscription: _' ROBE'I ROVA_ _

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1996

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Irene Szymanski
Identified by: Mrs Irene Szymanski

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Originally York Sealmat 08

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skelton (Civil Parish)

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IHS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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