PUBLIC-09309B: Georgian Seal Matrix

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: PUBLIC-09309B

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

A copper alloy and gemstone/glass fob seal of Post Medieval date probably between 1715-1815. The handle has broadly semi-globular openwork arch made up of moulded scrolls with a suspension loop above, which sits on a moulded collar surrounding the die. The seal has some traces of gold gilt.

The intaglio of the seal is made of yellow/amber coloured gemstone/glass and is rectangular in shape. The intaglio features a crescent moon in the centre with the wording "What is heaven without thee" inscribed around it.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1715
Date to: Circa AD 1815

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 29 mm
Width: 15 mm
Weight: 6.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Darren White
Identified by: Mr Darren White

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gem
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Openwork
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6812
Four figure Latitude: 52.70141271
Four figure longitude: -0.99512571
1:25K map: SK6812
1:10K map: SK61SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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