Seal matrix with winged figure

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
seal matrix with winged figure
Simple Name
seal matrix
Inscription Transcription
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750); Stuart (1603-1714)

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seal matrix