PUBLIC-D0C69E: Post-medieval copper alloy seal matrix

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D0C69E

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A copper-alloy post-medieval seal matrix. The seal is oval12.9mm by 13.5mm, with a carved circle near the circumference. Inside this are the letters EB or JB (with the J carved as an I with three horizontal bars), also with two 6-armed stars one each above and below the intials. The matrix base curves inwards towards the flattened handle to 4.6mm wide then curves outwards. At the top end of the handle are three horizontal holes, 3.4mm diameter, in a line above which the handle has two small projections. These are probably the remains of the top loop which has snapped off. Overall height 23.6mm, width 13.5mm, thickness of handle 2.3mm at the end.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Exactly AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.5 mm
Height: 23.6 mm
Width: 12.9 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 3.79 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Brian Porter
Identified by: Mr Brian Porter

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: Boston (District)
To be known as: Near Freiston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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