[MR] History Blog: Woman's Seal Matrix Declared Treasure

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 02:10:51 PDT 2020

Noble Friends,

Today the History Blog is reporting on a seal matrix found by a metal
detectorist in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England. The matrix has just
been declared as treasure at a coroner's inquest.

The matrix, in perfect condition, is made of pure silver. It is inscribed
with the name Margerie Pevrel. Two women with that name, a grandmother and
her granddaughter, lived on the Yewden estate at Hambleden in the 14th
century. A seal matrix suggests that one or the other of these women held
Yewden's ownership in her own right, possibly as a widow. This is a rare
find indeed.

The History Blog story is at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59556 .

Another woman's matrix from Denmark was reported on by the History Blog in
2018: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/53467 .

Hambleden village itself is so quaint it could charm your socks off. The
village has been featured in many films and TV programs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hambleden#Localities .

Hambleden's 14th century Church of Saint Mary the Virgin has its own web
page as well, with a brief history:
http://www.hambleden-valley-churches.org.uk/HAMhistory.htm?LMCL=TLlgmT .
Note the click link at the bottom of the page to more photographs.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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