NMGW-5F9A5B: Medieval copper alloy seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: NMGW-5F9A5B

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Medieval copper alloy seal matrix of 13th or 14th century date
The seal matrix is complete with the loop at the apex of a hexagonally-faceted handle (with a length of 18.5mm and a weight of 6.1g). The loop (2.7mm diameter) is pointed at the terminal and of sub-rectangular section (2.8mm thick). The seal die is circular (16.2mm - 17.2mm diameter) and has a motto rather than a personal legend, reading:
*AVE MARIA
The central device depicts two crossing forearms with cuffs at the apex at one end and the hands near the base. There is a crescent device between the cuffs. The surface is somewhat worn and has a dark-green patina.

Inscription: AVE MARIA

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1201
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.5 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 6.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Eirini Anagnostou
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2016.9.5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Much Dewchurch (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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