Seals & Seal Matrixes

Chesspiece Seal
with stag motif

Object: Seal
Medieval. 14-15th century
Country/Area of Origin:
Nottinghamshire, UK.
Material: Bronze.
Size: 20mm seal width.
26mm long
Weight: 6.27g

Notes: Smooth handle, single suspention loop in complete and unbroken. Stag motif intaglio with single circular line around the edge is in good condition and still prints cleanly. Seal diameter is 20mm.


Chesspiece seal
with squirrel motif

Object: Seal
Culture: Medieval. Circa 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: , UK
Material: copper-alloy
Size: Diameter: 17 mm. Height: 18 mm
Weight: 5.26g

Notes: It has a tapering hexagonal-section handle, surmounted by a single-ridged collar and a simple suspension loop, both of which are unbroken and in good condition. The intaglio depicts a squirrel burying nuts surrounded by a Latin inscription reading "*PRIVE SV" (I am private).

Shield Seal Matrix
with St Hubert

Object: Seal Matrix
Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin:
Nottinghamshire, UK.
Material: Bronze.
Size: 14mm seal width.
17mm long
Weight: 3.78g

Notes: Shield shaped seal matrix with large border of punched circular lines. St Hubert is pictured centrally. Central suspension loop is complete. Text reads "TIMET DEVM", "Fear God." From an old English Collection.

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