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BUC-D28995: Post medieval fob seal matrix

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SEAL MATRIX

Unique ID: BUC-D28995

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

A copper alloy post medieval (18th-19th century) fob seal matrix with an inset intaglio of red orange stone dating to AD.1700-1900. The object has a rectangular tray containing the stone intaglio. Surmounting this is the decorative suspension loop made up of a symmetrical cast plate that has been folded, it is decorated with foliate and spiral design and forms a split arch. There is a small loop at the top of this that would have been used to suspend the seal. There is some surface evidence for gilding in the recesses of the object's decoration, otherwise it has a dark green patina. The seal measures 28.4mm in height, 15.4mm in length, 14.2mm in width, and weighs 6.78g.

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 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.4 mm
Height: 28.4 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Weight: 6.78 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th June 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 5064

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Potterspury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7641
Four figure Latitude: 52.06217381
Four figure longitude: -0.89283617
1:25K map: SP7641
1:10K map: SP74SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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