LEIC-116AD8: Post Medieval silver seal matrix

Rights Holder: Leicestershire County Council
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Unique ID: LEIC-116AD8

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Post Medieval silver seal matrix 29mm long, 15mm in diameter at base and weighing 9.86grams. The matrix has an integral circular suspension loop sitting above a sub spherical swelling with a rounded double collar below. The circular cross sectioned shaft widens out towards its base to form a flat circular matrix. This is engraved with an image of a two headed bird (eagle?) which fills the whole surface.


Being considered as potential Treasure

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T996


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1725

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Weight: 9.86 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th October 2017

Personal details

Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2017T996

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Shepshed (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4919
Four figure Latitude: 52.76638358
Four figure longitude: -1.27522934
1:25K map: SK4919
1:10K map: SK41NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found at club dig, confiscated by organiser

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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