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Record ID: WILT-3148B4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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Medieval copper alloy pointed oval seal matrix, measuring 31.2x19.1mm and weighing 6.43g. It is 2mm thick. The matrix depicts a crowned Madonna feeding child ('Maria Lactans') above an arch, below which a figure faces left, praying. A comparison for this image can be seen on a seal matrix from Dunnington, North Yorkshire, IHS-E06142. The motif is one of the most popular images of the Virgin Mary during the 14th and 15th century, and disappears around 1550. The legend, especially the second half, is extremely worn: SIGILL SI ..... I The reverse of the seal matrix has a pierced,…
Created on: Friday 1st August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WILT-4B4401
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
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Incomplete and probably Medieval lead seal matrix, probably originally circular, with a c.5mm diameter hole pierced close to one edge. It weighs 45.77g and measures 41.57x33.21x5.24mm. Its original diameter would have been circa 42mm. One side is smooth and plain while the other has the inscription [...]IMPER[...]L around the edge, with possibly a double-stranded cross at the centre (although only a very small part remains). Laura Burnett, FLO for Sussex, comments: Simper is, I'm guessing, a mis-spelling of semper (always). Two known seal matrices using 'simper' are Oculi mei sim…
Created on: Monday 19th January 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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