LIN-F325E6: Medieval copper alloy seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: LIN-F325E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval copper alloy seal matrix. The seal has a hexagonally faceted stem which tapers and rises to a collared lozenge shaped suspension loop. The shank flares at the base to form a circular seal. The back of the seal is decorated with six shield (or leaf) shaped panels. The face of the seal is decorated with an angel holding a shield. The angel has large folded wings that extend to either side of the head. The shield comprises a row of three lis at the top, a row of three martlets across the centre, and a row of three lis at the base. A banner with two folds runs across the top. Malcolm Jones kindly comments that the legend probably reads:

'S' fris (with a contraction mark over the i for the missing -atr- ) petri clu/uere, which translates as 'S(eal) of Brother Peter Culver. Malcolm notes that the surname has contemporary attestations, including:

Cluer [in origin French, occupational, < clou-eur, 'nailer, nail-maker']
DBS - s.n. Clower - gives William le Cloer Somerset 1201; Stephen le cloer London 1292;

Culver [OE, ME = 'dove']

Thomas Colvere 1221 Worcs [OES]

John Culuare 1327 Glos [MED]

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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: 30 mm
Diameter: 34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2018 - Sunday 8th July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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