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seal-impression / seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0603.49

  • Description

    Seal-matrix for the Prior of the Augustinian Priory of St Mary, Ouville; bronze; pointed oval; ridge and loop at back; pelican in piety, three young in nest on trifurcated tree; inscription; with wax impression.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC (late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 4.8 centimetres
    • Width: 3.1 centimetres
    • Height: 1.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Lombardic
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        +S.PRIORIS.B'E.MARIE.DE.OVVILLAx
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Sigillum prioris Beate Marie de Ouvilla
      • Inscription Translation

        Seal of the prior of St Marie de Ouville
  • Curator's comments

    Ouville is now Ouville-l'Abbaye, in the Arrondisement of Yvetot, Diocese of Rouen. The seal is that of one of the priors of the Augustinian monastery of Ouville, founded about 1200 in the Diocese of Rouen.

  • Bibliography

    • de Gray Birch 1898 18712 bibliographic details
    • Société de Sphragistique de Paris 1853-1854 p. 104 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1872,0603.49

  • Additional IDs

    • TSC French V/Monastic 56

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