IHS-DA4931: Bird of prey on hand

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: IHS-DA4931

Object type certainty: Certain
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A vesica-shaped (pointed oval) matrix. The back has a central ridge with a circular indentation positioned roughly mid-way and a suspension loop intact at the top. Device is an outstretched right hand and forearm, palm facing the viewer, on which perches a bird of prey, jesses visible below hand. All within a narrow, neat line separating the device from the legend area.

Notes:

A popular device; legends vary between phrases such as this one and personal names (e.g., see York 27, IHS-DA42A5, for a more sophisticated example bearing a personal name), and the material can be copper alloy or silver.

Class: Seal Matrix
Inscription: *LEGE ET CREDE (Read and Believe).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1199
Date to: AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1997

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Originally York Sealmat 18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

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References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IHS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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