Record Details

NHER Number:34677
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval metal objects


Metal detecting in 1998 recovered part of a medieval seal matrix and a medieval mount at this location. Part of the inscription on the seal matrix is still legible and may read 'Seal of Mar)ia of Biv..'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 21 98
Map Sheet:TM29NW

Full description

February/March 1998. Metal detecting.
Fragment of a large lead seal matrix. Around a fleur-de-lis is a well-cut legend: the surviving portion reads '...IEDEBIV…'. (Seal of Mar)ia of Biv.. [or other female name].
See (S1).
Identified by H.M. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 1999.

Pre 17 April 1998. Metal detecting.
Found at [1]:
Medieval gilt copper alloy mount, possibly from mazer (a type of drinking vessel).
See polaroid (S1) [2].
P. Watkins (HES), 20 September 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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