Record Details

NHER Number:23632
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval copper alloy seal matrix and pottery sherds


Fieldwalking in 1987 noted medieval pottery fragments. Metal detecting in 2000 recovered a 14th century copper alloy seal matrix, the front of which is engraved with a five-petalled rose and the legend 'Seal of William'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 65 11
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

6 March 1987. Field crossed by cropmark (NHER 3455) Fenland fieldwalking, weathered ploughsoil, carrstone.
Odd sherds all medieval? WGY BF. NCM
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 March 1987.

February 2000. Metal detecting.
Identified by H. M. Geake (NCM).
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, circular and flat with a flaring raised rib on reverse ending in a transvserse moulding then a pierced lug. The front is engraved with a five petalled rose and the legend +S'*W*I*L*L*E*L*M*I (Seal of William). The lozenges are on their sides and are really more parallelograms. Diameter 24mm. 14th century. (S1). Cast made and photograph taken.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 1 April 2000.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY BF. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<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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