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LON-3FE81A: A Post Medieval copper alloy seal matrix dating from AD1600-1700.

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: LON-3FE81A

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

A Post Medieval copper alloy seal matrix dating from AD1600-1700. The seal matrix has a trefoil openwork handle. The die is oval in form and has a standing bird with outstretched wings holding an olive branch in its beak, all within an oval border.

Dimensions: length of seal matrix: 27.41mm; length of die: 15.45mm; width of die: 14.00mm; weight: 4.13g.

Similar examples with birds on the database are LON-4C2E99, LON-0BD4ED, SUR-CDB490, SUR-9E0D86 and BH-220DE4.

Reference: Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing.

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: 27.41 mm
Width: 14 mm
Weight: 4.13 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Queenhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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