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Record ID: SOMDOR239
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The copper alloy matrix from the end of one arm of a Post-Medieval multi-armed seal matrix. The face of the matrix (the die) is broadly circular and inscribed with a design of a heart pierced by two arrows with drops of blood or tears above and to the sides and a probable crown or possible eye above; all within a engrailed border. From the back of the matrix rises the stub of a handle, the handle is circular in section with a district casting line running down the sides at 12 and 6 o'clock on the matrix. The handle now ends in an old break just above the matrix. It is 15.5mm in diamet…
Created on: Wednesday 19th January 2000
Last updated: Monday 1st September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOMERSET STOGUMBER', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR240
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The copper alloy matrix from the end of one arm of a Post-Medieval multi-armed seal matrix. The face of the matrix (the die) is broadly circular and inscribed with a design of a three masted sailing ship within a engrailed border. From the back of the matrix rises the stub of a handle, the handle is circular in section with a district casting line running down the sides at 12 and 6 o'clock on the matrix. The handle now ends in an old break just above the matrix. It is 16.1mm by 15.5mm and 6.4mm thick and weighs 4.06 grams. SOMDOR239 found in the same area is related and probably fr…
Created on: Wednesday 19th January 2000
Last updated: Monday 1st September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOMERSET STOGUMBER', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1573
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper-alloy pedestal type seal matrix with a oval die from which rises the handle in the form of a flattened trefoil on a short, oval sectioned, stem. The upper loop of the trefoil is missing to an old break, the lower side lobes have roughly circular holes through them. The die has an incised design of the letters I C with a branching tree running between them and spreading out above and below them and no outer border. The die is 14.2mm by 13.6mm; the matrix is now 20.6mm tall; it weighs 3.43grams. Various similar matrices are recording on the database and in Read (2001, 81…
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2002
Last updated: Monday 1st September 2014
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