Details for surface detail Incised or engraved or chased

Use for items that have had grooves cut (rather than cast) into them. These terms are used in various ways, but in theory 'engraving' involves the removal of a tiny amount of metal, and chasing does not - the metal is just pushed aside by the tool. It is not usually possible to tell these apart once an item has been worn or polished. Don't use the word 'chased' in the Object Description field without an explanation of what you mean - it is not a widely understood term.

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Record: NLM-94BA66
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record: NMS-7F2B47
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Medieval copper alloy seal matrix. Shield-…
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Record: NLM-681841
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Lead seal matrix fragment, for a personal …
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Record: KENT-EE28D0
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete and barely worn copper-alloy Me…
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