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Seal Matrix

Seal Matrix

The highlight find from the Holyroodhouse dig – the seal matrix, which was found in the spoil by one of the metal detectorists. It would have been used to stamp the wax seals on documents – which may have just been everyday letters.

Seal MatrixSeal Matrix impressionsThe ringFind trays
Architectural masonryGreen glaze potteryGreen glaze potteryGreen glaze pottery handle
Animal bones are foundA piece of architectural mouldingA piece of architectural moulding againWindow glass fragments
Book claspDouble TournoisDouble Tournois (back)Double Tournois (close up)
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