LEIC-5C0436: Medieval lead alloy seal matrix

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Unique ID: LEIC-5C0436

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

Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 36mm in diameter, 6mm thick with a weight of 58.27grams.

The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a slight triangular projection, the remains of a knop or loop and this is aligned with the start of the inscription, marked by a cross. The inscription reads SIGILL' : IIDECOLLE . The inscription is contained by a solid incised line which surrounds a six petal motif.

Malcolm Jones has helpfully suggested that the II could be an incomplete U which would then read UDE COLLE.

UDE could be a spelling of the first name Eudo (modern German Udo) which came over with the Normans and is attested in the form Eudo, Eudes. COLLE 'colle' is attested as a place name element meaning 'hill'. Or it could be II/A/U DE COLLE (of the hill).

Inscription: SIGILL' : IIDECOLLE

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 58.27 g
Diameter: 36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Malcolm Jones

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Loughborough Garendon (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5019
Four figure Latitude: 52.76629216
Four figure longitude: -1.26041005
1:25K map: SK5019
1:10K map: SK51NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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