Record Details

NHER Number:34142
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval coin, seal matrix and cooking vessel fragment


Metal detecting here in 1998 recovered a medieval lead seal matrix with an eight-pointed star motif, part of foot from a cooking vessel and a single coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07 00
Map Sheet:TG00SE

Full description

Late 1998. Metal detecting east of Bucks Lane.
H. M. Geake (NCM) identified:
Medieval lead seal matrix - circular (diameter of 22.5mm), flat, thin (2mm) and rather flimsy, with no lug on reverse. Crudely but clearly engraved with an eight pointed star in a circle around which is a well-spaced legend in rather large letters +S'RADVLF'. The seal of Ralph. The 'D' is retrograde and the contraction mark is so close to the 'F' as to make it look like a 'P'. Polaroid and cast taken by NCM. 13th century. See (S1).
Part of large cast foot from medieval cooking vessel, with median ridge.
Medieval coin, see list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 December 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COOKING VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<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 41, p 355, fig 1.

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