Seal matrix – CAPVT SERVI DEI

Photo: Bristol City Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Seal Matrix
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Silver
Date found: 04/03/2023
Location: Winchester, Hampshire


A 14th century silver silver matrix with a finely engraved head and the inscription CAPVT SERVI DEI. There are several seal matrixes on the PAS with a similar design and inscription but these are in copper alloy. A bit unusual go to the expense of silver and have an anonymous off-the-peg design. It’s being considered for Treasure.