Seal matrix with winged figure

Description
A seal matrix was a personal object for wealthy individuals which was impressed into sealing wax to validate documents. This one is badly worn but is thought to show a winged Cupid figure. On the back the initials ‘EH’ have been roughly sketched into the silver which likely represent the owner’s name. This item was found while metal-detecting, reported via the Portable Antiquities Scheme and declared Treasure.
Accession Loan No.
11/2018
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
seal matrix with winged figure
Simple Name
seal matrix
Full Name
seal matrix
Dimensions
length 19 mm; width 18 mm; 3.9 g
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750); Stuart (1603-1714)
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Site Name
Colyford
Collection Town
Colyton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Inscription / Transcription
EH

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