Seal-Box Lid
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden ESSEX Thu June 12, 2008
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 1410 John Mills
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 21.5mm dia. Circa 2nd to 3rd century AD




Description: A fragment (60 percent) of an enamelled circular seal-box lid of the Roman period. It has three separate areas for enamel, formed in turn by a heart shape in the centre, surrounded by two concentric bands with raised edges. Red enamel survives in the centre and a trace of blue in the innermost concentric band.

Keywords: Seal-Box Lid
Object Type: Seal box lid Object Classification:
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: Period: Roman
Date Range: Circa 2nd to 3rd century AD Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Enamel (red plus trace of blue) Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): Size (mm): 21.5mm dia.
References: Cf. Richard Hattatt, Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, page 465, Nos. 146 and 147. Comments:
Findspot: White Colne County: ESSEX
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Minelab Explorer XS Record validated by: John Mills


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