Record Details

NHER Number:40484
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal matrix


Metal detecting recovered a medieval copper alloy seal matrix depicting a bird (possibly a goose) and inscribed *SIGILLVM SECRETI .: (secret seal).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 25 20
Map Sheet:TG22SE

Full description

March-April 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval copper alloy seal matrix, (flat with very short median rib ending in pierced lug at top on reverse. Pointed oval, 29 x 19mm. Bird (?goose) walking to right with two small curling tendrils above body. *SIGILLVM SECRETI .: (secret seal). A cast of the seal has been made).
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 11 May 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 6 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.

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