Record Details

NHER Number:32870
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal matrix

Summary

Metal detecting on this site uncovered a medieval conical seal matrix. It is a circular die engraved with a lion's head facing front with its tongue sticking out. Inscribed around it is * S ' IOhAN DE VCAM ('Seal of John of Uckham'?).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 06 94
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Summer 1996. Metal detecting by [1]. Information from [2].
Conical seal matrix with hexagonal facetted handle ending in a lozenge terminal pierced with a quatrefoil. Circular die engraved with a lion's head, facing front, tongue sticking out, and, around, * S ' IOhAN DE VCAM (`Seal of John of Uckham'?).
Medieval.
I.D. H.Geake (NCM).
See (S1).
D.Gurney (NLA) 12 August 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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