Seal box – lozenge shaped

Photo: Derby Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Seal Box
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 22/05/2021
Location: Rutland, East Midlands


The base of a Roman lozenge-shaped seal box dating to AD 43 – 250. The example below (“Read more”) shows a nearly complete seal box of a similar design. The holes in the base would allow a cord to enter the box which would then be filled with wax.

Photo: York Museums Trust CC BY SA2.0

The image is of PAS record YORYM-97A047 which is a detecting find from Harrogate, North Yorkshire recorded in March 2016.