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Seals & Seal Matrixes

 

 

Chesspiece shaped seals

 

 

Chesspiece seal
with squirrel motif
SEA02

Object: Seal
Culture: Medieval. c14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: copper-alloy
Size: Diameter: 17mm. Height: 18mm
Weight: 5.26 grams

Notes: The seal 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).

Similar to: Several chesspiece seals with squirrels are seen in Benet's Medieval Artifacts of England & the United Kingdom. Item BS-14448 is almost identical.

Chesspiece Seal
with clover
motif
SEA04


Object
:
Chesspiece seal
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material: Bronze
Size:
24mm x 18.5mm diameter
Weight: 9.22 grams

Notes: Chesspiece seal.
It has a tapering hexagonal-section handle, surmounted by a dual-ridged collar and a simple suspension loop, both of which are unbroken and in good condition.

The intaglio depicts a four leaf clover with surrounding inscription which reads "LEL AMI AVET" You have a loyal friend. In fine condition.

Chesspiece Seal
with stag motif
SEA01

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

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.

 

 

Shield-shaped seals

 

Shield Seal Matrix
with St Hubert
SEA03

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

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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