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MEDIEVAL SEAL MATRIX

Medieval seal matrix; cast lead seal matrix of probable 13th century date. The matrix is of pointed oval shape and has a central device of a feather, leaf or ear of corn, with a further stylised leaf attached to either side, forming a lys-type motif. The inscription around the edge reads S’hVGONIS FIL WIVET, which may translate as ‘Seal of Hugo, son of Wivet’ or similar. The reverse has a break at…