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Record ID: NMGW-9DABD6
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval fob seal matrix, probably of mid to late 18th century date. The fob seal is sub-rectangular (12.0 x 9.6mm) and is 5.7mm thick, weighing 1.6g. The rear of the frame is domed with a central piercing to take the fob chain. The intaglio is secured in a gold frame with claw grips. The intaglio is made from black glass, or possibly a stone. At the centre is the carving of a bust of a male figure.
Created on: Monday 21st February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2013
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Record ID: WAW-299C28
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-Medieval (19th century) fob seal. The gold (or possibly more likely gold-coated) fob seal is in the form of a standing owl, with an integral loop protruding from the top of the head. The owl stands on a thick rectangular platform which has rounded corners. The platform is trapezoidal in cross-section, and the sides are decorated with a moulded floral design. The underside has a gem or glass setting which is a dark green with red spotted inclusions. The setting is engraved with initials, an ornate A D. The surface of the seal matrix is shiny with areas of wear, but the base is sli…
Created on: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A48F92
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case: 2010 T144 British Museum report: "Date: probably 17th Century Description: An unusual gold Post Medieval seal matrix. The face is oval and the design is on a heart pierced by an arrow, with four drops of blood beneath. The design in inside a beaded border. The matrix has two tubes on the reverse which hold an axis bar and form a hinge with a flat tab which terminates in a single tube. The tab is rectangular with the tube projecting at one end, and a semi-circular lug opposite containing a circular hole. One face of the tab is inscribed "thy vertu merits more" in l…
Created on: Thursday 17th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Allerton Bywater', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-8D66C3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold post-medieval seal matrix in almost perfect condition. The matrix has a circular base upon which is engraved the blazon vairy on a chief three lions rampant guardant. The seal matrix is hexagonally faceted above the base and leads into a stem with two raised hexagonal collars. Above these collars is an oval loop flanked by splayed squared leaves; the loop is crowned with a small rounded knop. This style of seal matrix dates to the post-medieval period, probably to the mid to late 17th or even early 18th century. This seal matrix is of the highest quality however it is not perfe…
Created on: Monday 11th February 2013
Last updated: Friday 8th January 2016
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Record ID: SOM-19831E
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval gold pedestal type seal matrix. The seal face is oval with an incuse design of a coat of arms. The arms are described as they would appear on the seal impression (they are reversed on the matrix). The arms are dexter: a fleur de lis on a canton a hand couped apaumé erect impaling ten roundles arranged 4,3,2,1. When tinted these would be blazoned in full: Dexter: Or, a fleur-de-lis azure and in canton the augmentation of a baronet being an inescutcheon argent, a sinister hand erect couped at the wrist and appaumé Gules (Portman) impaling argent ten torteaux gules arrang…
Created on: Friday 5th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruishton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-F51994
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A distorted Post Medieval seal matrix with a gold framework handle for a missing seal.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-669DA9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval gold zoomorphic seal matrix, dating to the period AD 1750-1900. It is formed of a handle and a base, which is inset with an engraved glass setting. The handle is a snake biting its own tail, with the looped and overlapping body providing the handle and small loop for this seal matrix. The snake is attached to the base by one side of its head and tail. On the head of the snake there are striations, depicting the eyes and nostrils. These correspond to the fine grooved striations on the body of the snake, which cross and intersect with one another. The snake is thickest t…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D8D25B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medeival (Georgian c. 1714-1850) complete gold fob seal with intact intaglio style seal matrix. The fob has a golden handle consisting of a round suspension loop with three tiny pelets at the top and sides and attaching to the top of an openwork frame. The suspension loop attaches to the frame via a small oval join consisting of three concentric wideing ribs. Below this is an openwork frame consisting of two long curled arms which curl down eaither side to meet the oval ribbed base for the seal matrix. The side of the openwork frame creates an upside down heart shiape, in the mi…
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nonington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-FAC9AB
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T298. An incomplete gold circular seal matrix of post-medieval date. The matrix consists of a circular face with square shield within a circular rope-work type border. The shield is quartered into six sections, each section bearing a coat of arms. On the reverse of the matrix are three gold loops, now squashed, which have been soldered on to the reverse and a thin gold rod inserted through them. One end of the rod extends beyond the edge of the matrix. Steven Ashley comments that 'the lugs and rod on the reverse are likely to have formed part of a hinge for a separat…
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-C06033
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 'fob' seal matrix consisting of a thin (2mm) carved brown and clear oval gemstone in a gold frame, attached to an enamelled gold swivel mount. The gemstone depicts a winged cherub in profile, facing to the viewer's right, with drapery trailing from his shoulders. In his outstretched right hand he holds a thin, twisted item, possibly a rope or the mouthpiece to a musical instrument. A series of waves covers the bottom third of the image and the cherub sits astride a cannon-shaped barrel floating among them. A carved oval border encloses the scene and the gemstone in enclosed on its ed…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Margaret’s at Cliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-609305
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete modern gold fob-seal matrix with inset gem die (19th century AD). The artefact is very ornate with moulded foliate decoration. The die is rectangular with rounded corners. It is of a purple gem, probably amethyst, with a flat field and bevelled and faceted edges. Carved in intaglio in a 'Gothic' (Blackletter) script is the plea 'Remember me'. The lower element in which the die sits measures 18.75 by 16.25mm by 9.07mm high. Concealed in the top of the lower element is a small plait of hair under glass. This niche measures 10.65 by 8.7mm externally. The element is attach…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-2A91CA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold medieval seal matrix of 13th century date and in exceptional condition. The seal matrix is oval in plan with an applied gold spine and suspension loop on the reverse. In the centre of the front of the matrix is an oval dark green jasper intaglio, intricately engraved to depict a female in profile. The female wears a long veil about her head with either hair, or possibly pearls, visible above the forehead. The matrix has a personal legend in Latin around the outer edge beginning with a six-pointed star and reads '*SIGILVM : SECRETI : hEN :', translated as the 'Secret sea…
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
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