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Title: Medieval document seal matrix
Item Name: Signs or Symbols


Copper alloy seal matrix, probably dating to the 14th century, found in the donor's garden at Cottingham in 1979. The circular base has a design showing the Virgin and child beneath a triple arched canopy with side niches - with traces of architectural decoration. Apparently Lombardic lettering - not decipherable.The hexagonal fluted column has a double ridge above, then an open trefoil and finally a small circular pierced loop at the end.

Year: 1300-1400(c)
Culture: Medieval
Materials: copper alloy
Measurements: L:4.3cm; Diam:2.3cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2013.31

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