Record Details

NHER Number:17267
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal matrix


Metal detecting along the riverbank in 1981 recovered a medieval copper alloy seal matrix. The seal depicted St John the Baptist holding the Agnus Dei.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 87 81
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

1981. Edge of river bank. Found with metal detector.
Bronze seal matrix with trefoil looped handle.
Device: St John the Baptist holding Agnus Dei. Legend (S) CE IOHES ORA PRO ME, three dots on top for orientation.
13th-14th century.
Impression taken by NCM.
Mentioned in (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1981.
S. Margeson (NCM), 1981.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1985. 14th-century Seal-Dies from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt II pp 218-220.

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