GLO-455C3F: GLO-455C3F Medieval seal matrix

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Unique ID: GLO-455C3F

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~~Copper alloy circular shaped seal matrix. The central motif depicts a bearded, robed figure to the left who has his hands outstretched in prayer and is shown kneeling before the Virgin Mary to the right. Mary is shown seated and dressed in long robes with deep folds; on her head is a wimple that wraps around the side of her head from her chin to the top where it then extends down the back of her head in folds, on the top of her head is a crown with three lis. She holds the Christ child in her lap who is looking up to Mary. In between the two figures is a lis at the base and a five pointed star above. This is held within a beaded border which in turn has the inscription running around the outside which reads S' WILLIDE CVMTONE which translates as the 'seal of William of Cumptone'
The reverse is undecorated except to a transverse ridge that runs from top to bottom at the top end of which is a truncated loop.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Include in MedArch


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 5.01 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
Parish or ward: Huntley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7119
Four figure Latitude: 51.86881546
Four figure longitude: -2.42259329
1:25K map: SO7119
1:10K map: SO71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: GLO
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