Seal Box Lid

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Seal Box
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 19/06/2021
Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria


The heart shaped lid of a Roman seal box thought to date from 100 – 300 AD. Although now in poor condition, the intricate workmanship can still be seen. The outer face is decorated with micro mosaic enamel insets and the copper alloy element is thought to have been cast in a cuttlefish bone. It has been designated a Find of Note.