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    • Object type: SEAL MATRIX

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Record ID: LEIC-F38D79
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix fragment, 1200-1400. Length: 25 mm, width: 26 mm, thickness: 9 mm, weight: 10.55 g. The seal is incomplete and has a pointed oval form with a rectangular cross section. Its reverse has a rectangular cross sectioned bar running down its centre with a small semi-circular suspension loop at its upper edge. The seal has broken roughly around its centre and it is ecclesiastical in nature. It shows a nativity scene with Mary lying in a bed with the swaddled Jesus above her and Joseph at the foot of the bed. Above Jesus is a star to the left and 2 horned cat…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-678F1C
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 31mm long, 24mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 18.78g. The matrix is lentoid (pointed oval) in form and rectangular in cross section. The inscription reads SIGILL' : ALICIE : BEL 'the seal of fair Alice'. and surrounds a central 'fleur de lis' motif. The reverse houses a small sub rectangular projection behind its pointed terminal.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-AB4581
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix. 34mm in length, 21mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 10.81grams. The object has a pointed oval form and a rectangular cross section. It has a tapering rectangular cross sectioned ridge running up the centre of its reverse, which terminates in a semi-circular shaped suspension loop. The matrix is worn but depicts a seated figure in an ornate sub rectangular border suggestinga throne and is holding a large child on its knee. This imagery would suggest the Virgin and child. The border houses an inscription, but it is mostly worn away.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-AAF25C
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix. 37mm in length, 25mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 13.71grams. The object has a pointed oval form and a rectangular cross section. Its reverse has a central semi-circular cross sectioned, tapering ridge which terminates with a now incomplete suspension loop. The matrix depicts a standing, tonsured? and robed figure holding a crook or staff in its right hand and a probable book resting on its torso and held up by its left hand. This stands in a beaded border with possible foliage filling any gaps. The inscription appears to read SIGILP[?]VABI:HIS…
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-B9E481
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, Length: 79 mm, width: 47 mm, thickness: 6 mm, weight: 136 g. The seal has a pointed oval form and a rectangular cross section. It has a flat reverse with no loop but a small depressed area that may have held one. The matrix has a rather crude image of a bishop? with the head squashed into the point and very square body with feet protruding from the hem of his garment. The figure is holding a cross headed shaft, with left hand raised in benediction. His garment is decorated with a double chevron border running from its shoulders with the point on th…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-936C76
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 20mm long, 15mm in diamater with a weight of 5.16g The matrix has a very worn hexagonal cross sectioned short shaft with a now incomplete suspension loop and roudned collar at its apex. Thsi widens out to house a circular matrix. This is also worn and appears to show a goose or other water fowl with large feet. The inscription is worn and missing in places.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warwickshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-3EA7E6
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 17mm in length, and 20mm in diameter with a weight of 8.23grams. The matrix consists of a triangular shaped, hexagonal cross sectioned shaft which terminates with a raised rounded collar sitting below the now incomplete suspension loop. This widens to form a circular matrix which shows a fox with one foreleg raised with a chicken on its back . The inscription is not as well preserved as the motif and may read (S) IGILE ROLAND HEN Malcolm Jones comments 'In DBS s.n. Henn, Reaney gives 13C examples of this surname, modern Henn. The fact that the fox h…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-2AC5D4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, Length: 33 mm, width: 21 mm, thickness 4 mm, weight: 8.48 g. The matrix is ovate in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a small semi-circular loop, 8mm long, with circular hole on the edge of its reverse. The surface has a motif in good condition showing a bird (Pelican?) feeding three chicks in a nest on a pole, which has fluer like projections at each side. Outside of this in a solid border is the inscription reads KI BEN: EYME: TART:OBLIE which is a Medieval French proverb ("Qui bien aime, a tart oubliĆ©"), meaning "He who loves well t…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-82C839
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, Length: 33 mm, width: 19 mm, thickness: 4 mm, weight: 6.75 g. The seal is lentoid in form (pointed oval) and has a rectangular cross section. It has a rounded suspension loop at one end of its reverse which sits on a rectangular cross sectioned tapering bar, running down the centre. The motif is of a man kneeling in prayer with a standing figure behind, who is standing facing away but with head turned towards the figure and a staff or sword? brandished over his head as if to strike. The image suggests the martyrdom of St.Thomas a Becket? The inscripti…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A3FBF4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 21mm in diameter, 3mm thick with a weight of 7.07grams. The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. The matrix consists of an inscribed circle with a cross motif filling it. The inscription reads S'ROB IAMO (V or N). The reverse has a narrow raised border and the remainder is filled by a central raised boss surrounded by 11 elongated 'petal' motifs picked out in relief. There is a semi-circular suspension loop positioned at the edge which partially covers two of these motifs.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton (District)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A3CC63
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 31mm in length, 19mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 12.37grams. The object has a lentoid (pointed oval) form and a rectangular cross section. Its matrix consists of a central stylised Fluer de Lis motif in a solid border. The inscription reads +S'IONIS AMEBI which is seperated by a motif of three incised dots positioned in the piont. The reverse of the object has a bevelled edge and a semi-circular suspension loop, positioned under on of its points with a raised fluer de Lis motif below, which fills most of the field.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton (District)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-BFE2F1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 23mm in length and 19mm in diameter with a weight of 8.15grams. The matrix has an integral suspension loop above a rounded collar and a short tapering circular cross sectioned shaft. The circular matrix surface shows two kneeling figures praying and possibly flanking a cross as there is a a trilobed motif above the heads. The inscription seems to read star AVE M [ARI] A with the first A of Maria sitting between the figures.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-91E8FA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix. 39mm in length, 22mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 18.33grams. The seal has a pointed oval shape and rectangular in cross section. The matrix surface has a central cruciform motif inside a thin solid oval border. Around this is inscription +S' HVGO HISAEBOT. The reverse has two curved incised lines running either side of a central raised spine which runs the length of the object to a projecting circular loop which is approx 4mm high.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BF355
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 1200-1400. Hexagonal cross sectioned tapering shaft which terminates in an integral suspension loop. The shaft flares out to accommodate a flat circular matrix surface. This is decorated with a Fleur motif and the inscription reads NRIVESV* ? Length: 20 mm, diameter: 17 mm, weight: 6.50 g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-5B67D6
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 1200-1400AD. The object is incomplete and has an hexagonal cross section shaft, missing its upper half, which widens to accommodate a circular matrix at its base. This shows a central cross with long shaft terminating in a chevron at its base. Above this, across the centre, are the letters IHC (for Christ) with a scroll emerging from either side of the shaft above this. The inscription reads ESTAMORMEVS Length: 11 mm, diameter: 19 mm, weight: 5.56 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-A2E837
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 32mm in length, 20mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 6.16grams. The matrix is lentoid (pointed oval) in form and rectangular in cross section. Its reverse has an integral circular suspension loop, 8mm long and 5mm thick, sited at its upper edge. The matrix surface depicts a standing figure holding a child (presumably the Virgin Mary) with a smaller figure standing to her left.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-116AD8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver seal matrix 29mm long, 15mm in diameter at base and weighing 9.86grams. The matrix has an integral circular suspension loop sitting above a sub spherical swelling with a rounded double collar below. The circular cross sectioned shaft widens out towards its base to form a flat circular matrix. This is engraved with an image of a two headed bird (eagle?) which fills the whole surface.
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-9A78CA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix (c.1200-1400AD), 30mm in length, 19mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 9.70grams. The matrix has a pointed oval (lentoid) form and is rectangular in cross section. It depicts a crowned Virgin Mary holding an infant Jesus, standing behind/above a building formed of three chevrons representing roofs, the outer ones have speherical knops on their apex and crosses below. The central one is slightly larger with a standing figure below with staff or mitre? The outer border is inscribed with AVE MARIA GRATIA PLE. Its reverse has a slight central ridge …
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-FB21D2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 20mm long, 4mm thick, with a matrix 17mm in diameter and weighing 7.21g. The object has a triangular terminal, housing a circular suspension hole, sitting above a slight collar on top of a hexagonal shaft. This widens out to accomodate a circular matrix surface at its base. The matrix is engraved with a squirrel with bushy tail surrounded by a plain unbeaded line and an inscription. Malcolm Jones has identified this as * IEO: VOIS: A BOIS the legend can be translated as "I'm going to the wood". Anonymous seal matrices with mottoes are generally da…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
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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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