WILT-CF1754: mEDIEVAL SEAL MATRIX

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: WILT-CF1754

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval copper alloy seal matrix of pedastal type, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1300. The matrix tapers from a circular die into a hexagonal-sectioned pedastal, terminating in a trefoilate-loop with a triple-stranded collar. The die is engraved with a design depicting flowers sprouting from a two-footed, bulbous basin, or perhaps a poorly executed example of the common motif of two opposed busts. The inscription reads (star) S' hENRI (GV)hV(N)VI.

Dimensions: Diameter: 22.5mm; height 31.2mm; weight 19.42g.

Harvey & McGuiness (1996) note that after 1300 seal matrices increasingly feature anonymous religious inscriptions and become smaller, the relatively large size and personal inscription on this example suggesting a 13th century date.

Class: personal
Inscription: S' hENRI (GV)hV(N)VI.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 31.2 mm
Weight: 19.42 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Callum Paisnel
Identified by: Mr Callum Paisnel
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SWM2018-13

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Enford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1352
Four figure Latitude: 51.26700861
Four figure longitude: -1.81505211
1:25K map: SU1352
1:10K map: SU15SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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