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: SUR-946921
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record: KENT-82309F
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record: NLM-7D37E1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Silver seal matrix, as kindly identified b…
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Record: NLM-56CDD7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy seal matrix. A circular matri…
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