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Unique ID: SUR-D3D874

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy seal matrix 13.9mm high, with circular die face 16.8mm in diameter. The conical handle narrows from a rounded into a sub rectangular profile, 4.9mm wide, at a break at the suspension loop, which is lost. The design on the die consists of a bird with wings folded over a pair of faces looking at each other. The surrounding legend is *LOVE ME AND ETTE. This can perhaps more coherently be interpreted as *LOVE ME ANDE I [Y]E or "love me and I thee", if the first T is interpreted as an I and the second T is interpreted as a thorn (th), or Y.

This seal matrix can be grouped in the "love and loyalty type" (Harvey and McGuinness 1996 p 90); comparable objects with similar designs on the database include KENT-9A3D84 which has the same legend and HAMP-91AA53. Circa 14th century.

Inscription: *LOVE ME AND ETTE or *LOVE ME ANDE I [Y]E

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Exactly AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 13.9 mm
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Mole Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2246
Four figure Latitude: 51.20019804
Four figure longitude: -0.25520494
1:25K map: TQ2246
1:10K map: TQ24NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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

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