Record Details

NHER Number:17356
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal matrix and Romano-British lock pin


In 1981 a medieval lead seal matrix was found during digging in the allotment here. It was circular in shape with a plain reverse and no handle. However, the seal imprint survived intact and was clearly legible. In 2009 a Romano-British lock pin was found in this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8585 3589
Map Sheet:TF83NE

Full description

May 1981. Found in digging allotment.
Medieval lead circular seal; plain reverse, no handle. SIGILLVM BONI RIDERE(?).
13th century.
Casts taken by NCM.
Photograph in file.
Newspaper report in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) May 1981.
S. Margeson (NCM) May 1981.

June 2009. Chance find.
Roman lock pin.
See description in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 29 October 2009.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1981. History puzzle from allotment. 21 August.

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