Sentence Examples


  • Matrices of steel and iron were made at a later time in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • This was successfully accomplished by the use of flexible paper matrices, from which metal plates could be cast in shaped moulds to any desired curve.
  • Examples of seals, both matrices and impressions, are found among the antiquities of Egypt, Babylonia and Assyria.
  • In the British Museum are the bronze matrices of seals of ZEthilwald, bishop of Dunwich, about Boo; of lElfric, alderman of Hampshire, about 985; and the finely carved ivory double matrix of Godwin the thane (on the obverse) and of the nun Godcythe (on the reverse), of the beginning of the 11th century.
  • In the 11th century a fairly large number of matrices were cut in ivory.