NLM-682E3B: Medieval Seal Matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: NLM-682E3B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy seal matrix. Cast flat pointed-oval, with a low ridge on the back forming a loop at one end, apparently broken by the corrosion of a ferrous metal link. An oval central panel bears a deeply cut image: one reading might be of the Madonna and child, with a probably crowned Virgin seated with an infant Jesus held to her right (in the imprint) possibly with a fluted column in front or below the figures. A worn legend is kindly rendered by Malcolm Jones as follows:.. ' MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI [Mother of God, remember me] '; Malcolm adds that this a common Marian inscription on such seals, with several other examples on the database. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1300

Length: 29.5mm, Width: 18.2mm, Thickness: 3.5mm, Weight: 8.23gms

Inscription: MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI

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 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.5 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 8.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Dr Malcolm Jones

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40885

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Egmanton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7569
Four figure Latitude: 53.21277889
Four figure longitude: -0.87837923
1:25K map: SK7569
1:10K map: SK76NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: NLM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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