Seal matrix Seal matrix, engraved with a star and crescent. There is an inscription in Lombardic letters around the edge: 'S' MARG' FIL ALVRADI', meaning 'seal of Margaret daughter of Alfred'. This seal matrix seems to belong to a medieval businesswoman who would have used the matrix to press into wax to seal and authenticate documents. Production Date: Early Medieval; 13th century
Reverse of a lozenge-shaped seal: century Description: Reverse of a lozenge-shaped seal with an inscription around the edge. In the centre on the right is the figure of Christ holding a spade. Kneeling before Him on the left is Mary Magdalene.
Seal matrix This vesica-shaped (pointed oval) seal matrix belonged to Bishop Thomas Barry. It is engraved with the design of a seated bishop under a canopy with the Trinity above and a praying bishop below. The seated bishop is flanked by two shields of arms (chief indented and barry of seven). Around the edge is an inscription in black letter: ':sigillu:thome:dei:/:gracia:ossorien:epi'. Production Date: Late Medieval; early 15th century
Ältestes Siegel der Stadt Naumburg (Siegelstempel) mit modernem Abdruck Datierung: 13. Jh. Material/Technik: Messing, graviert Maße: Durchmesser 82,3 mm, Tiefe mit Handhabe 28,5 mm Marke/Inschrift: SIGILLUM BURGENSIUM DE NUENBURC
A MEDIEVAL seal matrix found by a man using a metal detector in Cobham has been loaned to a historical society in the West Midlands until the society can raise £8,000 to buy it. The Stone priory seal matrix, thought to be from the 13th or 14th century, was found on private land in Cobham by Tony Burke and his wife, Veronica.