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Unique ID: SUR-9B10E8

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

Medieval lead alloy seal matrix. The matrix is circular, 2.7mm thick and 24.8mm in diameter. There is a flattened suspension loop at the rear. The die face depicts an eight armed Maltese cross with central pellet, surrounded by a beaded border and a legend in Lombardic lettering, the last portion of which is difficult to read.

This legend could be read: +S' WILLELMI D PV(TT)E and may be a personal seal (SIGILLVM) relating to the de la Putte family who were landowners in Hampshire, albeit some distance from the findspot, in the area of Winchester (Bramdean) and who granted estates to the Priory at Selbourne during the 13th century.

Another possible reading of this legend is: +S' WILLELMI D PV(AL)E or possibly D P(AVL)E, if the A and V are interpreted as blundered or reversed. This may possibly suggest a personal seal connected to the house of Sir William De Paulet (1483-1572), 1st Marques of Winchester, who was born and died at nearby Basing House.

Circa 14th-16th century.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 10.6 g
Diameter: 24.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th April 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Mapledurwell and Up Nately (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7051
Four figure Latitude: 51.25387935
Four figure longitude: -0.99833463
1:25K map: SU7051
1:10K map: SU75SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUR
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Updated: 2 months ago

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