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Record ID: CAM-194AF2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead seal matrix, a small thin flat circular disc. The reverse has some damage consisting of a scrape at the top of the inscription which has removed any lug or loop that may originally have been present. The central motif is a five-petalled flower within a neat, but not regular, circle which has clearly been drawn by hand without the use of a compass. Around this is a clear inscription in neat Lombardic capitals, reading S:IO' hIS: PAT' nR': There is no initial mark. Diameter: 21.6mm, maximum thickness;c. 1mm, weight: 6.50g. The first two words of the inscription are clear: Sea…
Created on: Monday 19th May 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: CAM-1AD386
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular medieval copper alloy seal matrix. The object terminates in a simple circular loop. The seal matrix design consists of two birds, possibly peacocks, with their heads turned to face each other over a plant or small tree. A legend in Lombardic script surrounds the central design. Length: 12.50mm; diameter: 15.65mm; thickness: 2.17mm; length of loop: 9.64mm; weight: 3.47g. Helen Geake adds: The photo appears to show that this matrix has a conical handle. The inscription is set between beaded lines, and reads + CREDE [M]IChI (Believe in Me). 14th century.
Created on: Monday 19th May 2008
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
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Record ID: CAM-FFA916
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular bronze seal matrix with hexagonal handle rising to pierced terminal. Matrix surrounded by dots.
Created on: Friday 17th October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2013
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Record ID: CAM-3F1AC5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix depicting the head of John the Baptist with a personal name around the outside: S' E L ** I S..). The loop of the seal matrix is broken off. Diameter: 16.36mm, height: 11.04mm; weight; 4.95g. Helen Geake writes: From the photograph this appears to be of the type with a conical handle,but that most of the handle is missing. When the image is manipulated slightly the central image becomes clearer, but appears to be that of a profile bust with neck and collar, rather than the head of John the Baptist. It is enclosed within a narrow grooved circle, and…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: CAM-18D537
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Drop shaped flat Medieval lead seal matrix with pointed top and rounded base. On the seal side, the legend is inscribed around the outside of the object. In the middle of this is a fleur-de-lis. On the reverse is a small projecting handle and a large fleur-de-lis. The inscription appears to read S':BASILIA.RAGEDALE (Seal of Basilia Ragdale). Length: 28.24mm; diameter: 24.40mm; thickness: 2.73mm; weight: 9.52g. A Basilia Ragedale appears in the records of the Priory of St Mary and St Radegund in Cambridge (now Jesus College), giving land in West Wratting to her maid and to the forme…
Created on: Friday 24th October 2008
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2016
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Record ID: CAM-3CA907
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval cast lead seal matrix. The die is a pointed oval in plan (length 31.82mm, width 21.08mm) and bears a design of a flower. The inscription (when an impression is made) reads S'V V O I S O I N E V A N. The reverse has a circular loop. The thickness of the seal matrix is 3.06mm (6.82mm including the lug) and it weighs 8.7g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2013
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Record ID: CAM-814914
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver seal matrix of Post-Medieval date, 16th to 17th century AD. This small seal matrix has an oval face measuring 12.6mm x 10.9mm and 0.9mm thick. The design consists of a beaded border, formed from small square punches, on the inside of which is another border formed by a thin incised line. At the centre is a shield that occupies as much of the field as possible, touching the border with the top two corners of the flat top. The shield is surmounted by a small incised '4'. The shield shows the arms of the Fishmongers Company, the London livery company The Worshipful Company of…
Created on: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Last updated: Thursday 14th April 2016
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Record ID: CAM-94F892
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A circular lead seal matrix of Medieval date. The matrix has a diameter of 36.3mm with a chamfered edge that gives the reverse surface of the matrix a slightly smaller diameter of 33.7mm. This flat disc has a thickness of 3.5mm, increasing to 11.8mm over the attachment lug (front of matrix to top of lug). The lug is positioned next to the reverse surface chamfered edge, it has a length of 13.1mm and width of 2.3mm widening to 6.1mm at the base where it joins the back plate of the matrix. The upper edge of the lug is curved to form a semicircular top to what would otherwise be a rec…
Created on: Friday 17th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 16th October 2015
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Record ID: CAM-CCC602
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver seal matrix of Post-Medieval date. The matrix is almost complete with some damage to the edge of the matrix body. The matrix weighs 5.1g and has an oval body measuring 15.1mm x an incomplete 12.4mm. A length of approximately 10.2mm of the edge is missing due to damage and accounts for approximately 1.8mm of missing width (original total width would have been approximately 14.2mm). The face of the matrix shows a thin incised line bordering the edge 0.3mm in from the edge. A second thin incised line is present 1.7mm in from the edge and between these two lines is another thi…
Created on: Friday 9th May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Islip Parish Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-B4C3B4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal-die, the face deeply engraved. A shield with unidentified arms of a central chevron with five pellets (!) and two lions passant above and one below. Pearled border. The back fluted but loop attachment now missing. Originally a fob seal, well-engraved. 16th -17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 18th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Staughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-38AE62
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Medieval seal matrix. The matrix face is circular with a diameter of 17.7mm. The matrix has a height of 23.43mm and weighs 7.81g. The face of the matrix is decorated in the negative and therefore the design would show in relief on any corresponding seal impression. The central design is a heart with a six pointed star, formed of three lines crossing at the centre, above. The legend is bordered above and below by a thin solid line. The central field has a diameter of 9.3mm and the area between the legend borders has a width of 2.3mm. The outer legend border is set 0.6…
Created on: Friday 1st November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wisbech Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-5CF728
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A circular lead seal matrix of Medieval date. The face of the matrix has an eight pointed star/flower at the centre of a the circular field which is separated from the legend by a thin incised border which is repeated on the external edge of the legend just 0.90mm in from the edge of the seal matrix. The legend reads: * S' SIMONIS IAhE (Seal of Simon Iahe). The lettering of the name is very clear, but the interpretation of the surname is uncertain. It is possible that the h should be read as a k, making the surname Jake. One alternative possibility is an abbreviated version of Isai…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2013
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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