Accession No.:

2011.3796
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Description

Diamond patterned, diamond shaped seal box, pattern is blue and black.

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole
Roman diamond-shaped seal box lid with blue and black (?) enamel. decoration. A cord would have been wound round a papyrus scroll or a roll of papyrus and passed through the notches in the side of the box. A blob of molten wax would have then been dropped onto the cords in the box and a seal impressed into it. The box would then have been closed. This would make it easy to see if the seal had been tampered with.

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

United Kingdom, Europe

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Roman

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Seal box

Category

Seal box

Materials

bronze

Dimensions

w: 20, h: 30, d: 4