WMID-C9ED9B: Medieval: Incomplete flat seal matrix

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Unique ID: WMID-C9ED9B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy seal matrix, of Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400).

The seal matrix is of a flat disc type, with a small tab handle on the reverse, situated at 12 o'clock, to enable the matrix to be positioned the correct way up. The back is plain and undecorated. The front of the seal matrix bear a quatrefoil flower design in the centre of the die with debased lys positioned between each flower. The inscription is incomplete. It starts with a debased lys. It is possible to read: SIG SIMO[ ]S NHGIIBER, indicating that the seal belong to Simon, but the location is uncertain.

It has a diameter of 28.9 mm, and is 6.4 mm thick (including tab handle). It weighs 18.1 g.

The seal matrix is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina.

Inscription: SIG SIMO[ ]S NHGIIBER

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.4 mm
Weight: 18.1 g
Diameter: 28.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Thurning (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0730
Four figure Latitude: 52.82775074
Four figure longitude: 1.07112124
1:25K map: TG0730
1:10K map: TG03SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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