Record Details

NHER Number:23728
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal with Roman setting


A medieval inscribed seal set with a decorated Roman gem was found in the mid 19th century. The exact location and nature of its discovery are unknown.

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Full description

Found before 1852. 'From neighbourhood of North Walsham'.
Medieval seal, bearing the words LECTA TEGE, set with nicolo of late 1st century AD date depicting satyr.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 June 1987.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. p 95; No 892.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Henig, M. and Heslop, T. A. 1986. Three Thirteenth-Century Seal Matrices with Intaglio Stones in the Castle Museum, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt III pp 305-309. pp 305-307.
---Article in Serial: Henig, M.. 1978. Corpus of Roman Engraved gemstones from British Sites.. British Archaeological Reports. Vol 8, p 285 no.M12.
---Publication: Roach Smith, C. 1857. Collectanae Antiqua. Etchings and Notices of Ancient Remains, Illustrative of the Habits, Customs, and History of Past Ages. Vol IV. p 78; Pl XX No 3.
---Article in Serial: 1852. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 415-427. p 422.

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