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Record ID: WMID-EAA41A
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy vesica shaped seal matrix dating to the Medieval period, circa AD 1150-1400. The seal when complete would have been broadly pointed oval (vesica) shaped in profile. The seal has been made in one piece with an integrally moulded suspension loop at the reverse. The suspension loop has a circular piercing, although the loop has now been flattened and damaged against the seal. The front face is decorated with a central fleur-de-lys design around which is inscribed the legend starting at 12 0'clock: S 'ISAB[ELLE] RELICT h This was probably be used as a personal sea…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-D9F4BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval (c.1200-1400) copper-alloy gilt annular brooch, complete but with much of the original surface worn away. It carries an inscription on both faces. Gilding is retained in the grooved linear border which flanks both outer and inner edge of the frame on both faces, in the lettering and to the external edge of the frame which has a border of punched annulets. The frame is D-shaped in cross section, being flat to the underside and with a slight curve to the upper face.The inscription is mostly worn away on the upper face. It reads I [...] M // I + A + G + L + A The frame has a …
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-51F213
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brass finger ring, biconical in profile, with two lines of horizontal raised lettering on the exterior of the hoop, between two borders of raised pellets within a recessed band that is 1 mm in from the edge. The lettering has been created by rolling a strip of sheet brass on to an engraved roller which would also form the pelleted borders. There is evidence of silver solder on the inside of the hoop which would have been used for a brass strip to hold it together. Gothic black letter script in two lines in French in opposition to each other or inverted: si nous tais tes saquerre…
Created on: Sunday 21st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: SF-2FE702
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pedestal type seal matrix dating to the Medieval period, c. 1300-1400. Most of the suspension loop is broken away in old damage, though the rest of the object is preserved in relatively good condition. At the junction point between the handle and suspension loop there is a double transverse collar, which encircles the entirety of the facetted shaft which in turn flares outwards to form the circular die of the seal matrix. The die itself is engraved with the central design of an eagle with its wings spread and head turned left, within an inner border. Ar…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-819F9D
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy seal matrix, complete but very worn and all surfaces show abrasion. It has a hexagonally faceted handle terminating in a suspension loop. The circular face is decorated with an incised central motif of a hare, surrounded by an inscription set between beaded lines reading * SOHOV ROBIN. Anonymous seal matrices with mottoes are generally dated to the 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A9A418
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy seal matrix. Cast circular matrix with a tapered and originally lightly facetted handle rising to a rhomboid top loop with drilled aperture of diameter 2.3mm, countersunk on one side. The central motif appears to a fly or grasshopper vertical, with its legs to left on the imprint, or a bird or hybrid bird/man similarly oriented. This reporter struggled with the legend, but was rescued by the kind advice of Malcolm Jones: '...this is 'clearly' yet another example of PRIVESV [I am private/secret], for all that the first 2 letters are somewhat distorted, IVESV is relatively …
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9975D3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval copper-alloy seal matrix (c. 1200-c. 1400). This facetia is a parody of the noble falconer out hunting on horseback, his hawk on his wrist. The seal die has an intricate and well defined design. The description is described from an impression. The central device depicts a donkey or ass in side profile and facing right. An ape is riding on the donkey's back with one leg over the donkey's side. The ape's head is looking forward. One arm is raised and makes contact with the donkey's long ears. The owl is perched falcon-like on the Ape's wrist of the other arm. T…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Sunday 5th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F63472
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 20mm in length, 19mm in diameter with a weight of 6.3grams. The matrix has a hexagonal cross sectioned shaft which widens out to accomodate a circular matrix. This depicts a Hawk attacking prey. The inscription reads *ALAS JE SV RRIS -it should read ALAS JE SV PRIS but the P is mis carved- translates to 'Alas I am caught'.
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-536FCD
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Medieval (12th to 15th centuries) badge: The lead alloy badge is incomplete, missing the pin on the reverse. The badge depicts a probable swan or dragon from the side view, its long neck bends downwards in front of the body, one wing is partially open, and it is stood on a branch. The swan is within a circular, D-sectioned frame which has four lis knops, equi-distant. The right-hand edge of the badge is bent forwards. The reverse of the badge has a horizontal casting seam across the centre. One terminal of the casting seam has a broken protrusion which is intepreted as bei…
Created on: Friday 24th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-9C09C9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 1300-1400. The matrix has a circular integral suspension loop above a hexagonal-sectioned shaft which widens out to accomodate a circular matrix. The engraving is crude, but the central motif probably shows two crossed arms with a probable bird motif above. A beaded circle separates this from the outer inscription, which reads * I VAS A MAN (I was a man). Compare IOW-F73E63, which notes 'Irene Szymanski has commented on this seal matrix: 'a pair of crossed gloves or hands, with a rope tying them together at the wrist (barely visible) and a sm…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-615582
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy impersonal pedestal / pendant type seal matrix, of Late Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The body of the matrix consists of a pedestal, created from a six sided tapering column. These terminate in an incomplete trefoil knop, with a circular suspension hole in the middle. The suspension loop is complete, and has an internal diameter of 1.7 mm. Two horizontal collars separate the suspension loop from the rest of the handle. The handle is flat and is orientated horizontally. The die or seal face is sub circular, with a diameter of 17.6 mm. The die / …
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-953885
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case: 2016 T1017 A post-medieval silver open thimble of probable 17th century date. The body of the thimble is formed from a strip of sheet metal, wrapped around to form a cylinder. The two ends no longer join and leave a gap with one side slightly pushed inside the other. In shape, the cylinder tapers towards the top. The inner surface of the cylinder is undecorated except for a maker's mark, and has no visible makers mark. The outer surface is decorated with three decorative oval bands which join at the sides with an oval band containing two pits. At the top and botto…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke upon Tern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-09F89A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy annular brooch, 32mm in diameter, 4mm wide and 1mm thick with a weight of 10.10g. The object is circular, with a broad band and a flat rectangular cross-section. It has a very short and narrow recess to hold the pin, now missing, and has a Latin inscription in poorly executed black-letter script on one face. The letters are divided into four evenly spaced groups within a well-made incised border which runs just inside either edge. The inscription reads 'ihc naza renus rex' (Jesus of Nazareth King).
Created on: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd December 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-64D499
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold iconographic finger-ring of late medieval or very early post-medieval date. It has a flat oval longitudinal bezel, engraved with the images of St Catherine holding a sword in her right hand. A wheel (symbol of her martyrdom) protrudes from behind her left side. The hoop is decorated on the shoulders and sides with sprigs. The inside of the hoop bears the legend ·en∙boen∙eure∙ ('In Good Hour') in black-letter script, between sprigs. The rough surface of the background to the bezel suggest that this may have been enamelled, but only cleaning of this area and the decorativ…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-8EDC8D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gilded silver finger ring. Cast wide flat straight-sided hoop with a lettered inscription passing around its outer face, reserved against a finely cross-hatched ground with a continuous plain upper and lower border divided from the decorated part by a groove. The hoop is broken in one place. The inscription opens with an initial mark resembling a cross pattee with nicked edges to its upper and lower arms, and is punctuated by rhomboid colons; the whole inscription is in Lombardic style. Dr Malcolm Jones and Dr Phillipa Hardman kindly looked at an image and offer the following readi…
Created on: Monday 26th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Killingholme', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-629007
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Medieval copper-alloy conical pendant seal matrix with a circular die (c. 1300-c. 1400). The handle is hexagonal in cross-section and tapers from the die towards a suspension loop with a pointed top and circular hole. Immediately beneath the loop there is a collar. The circular die has an inner and outer beaded border. However, the outer border is barely visible. Within the beaded borders is an inscription following a six-pointed star initial mark at 12 o' clock: * CREDE MIChI (Believe in Me). At the centre the die bears an engraved lion's head facing. The face has a …
Created on: Saturday 24th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-FF4F06
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy seal matrix. Cast circular matrix with a facetted hexagonal-section handle which tapers towards a collared trefoil suspension loop. The moulded collar between handle and loop is emphasised by crudely incised lines top and bottom. The matrix bears a central figurative roundel depicting a rabbit or hare in profile looking left (on the impression) with a caricatured human face, seated on its haunches with two three-toed feet visible. The surrounding inscription is set between two plain lines (grooves on the matrix, ridges on the impression); on one place, the border line is …
Created on: Monday 19th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-AC21EE
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 21mm long, 17mm in diameter and weighing 7.40g. The object is conical in form with a circular die. It has a hexagonal shaft with terminates with a double raised collar and an incomplete circular suspension loop at its apex. The matrix shows a stylised lion rampant facing right within a beaded border. The surrounding inscription is difficult to read due to wear and damage, but Malcolm Jones has kindly identified the legend as SVM LEO FORTIS (I am a strong lion). 14th century.
Created on: Monday 22nd August 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
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Record ID: ESS-7041EB
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper-alloy seal matrix, dating to the 14th century. It is pointed-oval in shape, flat and with an integral loop on the upper reverse of the object, which has a D-shaped upper part with a sloping solid wedge below. The die is quite crudely engraved. It depicts the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), showing a lamb standing in profile looking right (left on the impression) in front of a banner consisting of a long upright ending in a cross at the top (which replaces the initial mark of the inscription) and with a faint, shallowly engraved flag halfway up and to the left (right on the …
Created on: Friday 19th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: ESS-310E2D
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, dating AD1100-1450. The seal die is circular with a faceted handle and a loop at the top, which is now broken. There is a double collar separating the handle from the loop. The die depicts a bird, probably a bird of prey, on a gloved hand. This suggests a falconry scene. The inscription reads RECLAMAT LE MVSCHET - "Call back the sparrow-hawk." This is a clear reference to the falconry emblem. Therefore, the seal matrix may once have belonged to a falconer. No parallels for the inscription have been found, though many seal matrices wi…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
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