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YORYM-FE9A32: Post-Medieval : Seal Matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: YORYM-FE9A32

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

An incomplete copper-alloy seal matrix of probable Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1700. The die of the matrix is circular with a tapering ovate sectioned handle extending from the reverse. The handle flattens and splits to terminate in a worn break.

The die itself bears a central motif depicting a standing bird with outstretched wings and an olive branch in its beak.

The metal has a mid-red/brown patina and is worn. The seal matrix is 14.4mm tall, the die is 13.5mm in diameter, the handle is 12mm x 2.6mm and it weighs 2.9g.

Similar examples are recorded on the PAS database including LON-4C2E99, SUR-CDB490, SUR-9E0D86 and BH-220DE4.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.4 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05715

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Reighton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1574
Four figure Latitude: 54.14895895
Four figure longitude: -0.2407717
1:25K map: TA1574
1:10K map: TA17SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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