Seal Matrix
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden WILTSHIRE Sat February 23, 2008
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 968 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 25mm Circa 14th century




Description: An incomplete circular copper-alloy seal matrix of the medieval period. It has a tapering hexagonal-section handle, which is broken at the top and missing the suspension loop. About 40 percent of the seal face is also missing. The device is a garnished shield of arms, and the partial Latin legend, in Lombardic style letters, is * S [ ]D[EE]VILLE: On the back of the seal face, there are four indented dots in quatrefoil formation to indicate orientation.
Keywords: Seal Matrix
Object Type: Seal matrix Object Classification: Circular
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: * S [ ]D[EE]VILLE: Period: Medieval
Date Range: Circa 14th century Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): Size (mm): 25mm
References: Comments:
Findspot: Malmesbury County: WILTSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: XLT Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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