Accession No.:

2011.3797
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Description

Square shaped hinged box with four holes in bottom and a circle design on the lid. Red wax inside.

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole
Roman seal box with remnant of blue enamel. decoration in centre. 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. There are remnants of a wax seal in the box.

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

United Kingdom, Europe

Creator

Date Created

No information available

Collection

Roman

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Seal box

Category

Seal box

Materials

bronze

wax

Dimensions

w: 23, h: 21, d: 7