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MEDIEVAL SEAL MATRIX

A flat copper-alloy seal matrix dating to the Medieval period. The matrix is pointed-oval with an integrally cast suspension loop at the top, on the reverse. The loop is D-shaped, at 90 degrees to the matrix, with a circular perforation. It is set at the top of a tapering rib extending from the loop to the base of the matrix.The front of the matrix has a large central motif within a grooved pointe…