Record Details

NHER Number:32803
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval lead circular seal matrix


Metal detecting in April 1997 recovered a well-made lead circular seal matrix of 13th or 14th century date with a six-pointed star in the centre with crescent moon. The legend reads 'Seal of Robert [the] Fisher'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 72 13
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

April 1997. Metal detector find.
Well made lead circular seal matrix (thickness 4mm, diameter 27mm) with tapering projection on stud at rear (8mm long), behind and slightly within the 'S.R' of the legend. Six-pointed star in centre with crescent moon. 13th/14th century. Legend: S'ROB'IPIST ORIS = Seal of Robert [the] Fisher.
Identified by V.Fryer (NCM). Polaroid held by NCM. See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 May 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>Article in Serial: Geake, H., Rogerson, A. and Ashley, S. 1999. Medieval Seal Matrices from Norfolk, 1996-1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 353-358. no 51, p 356.

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