- Museum number
Seal-matrix for Honorat de Savoie, Comte de Villars and Lieutenant for the King, Languedoc; bronze; circular; unpierced ridge at back; shield of arms: a cross with, in chief, an ermine tail; surmounted by collar of the Order of St Michael and surmounted by a count's coronet; inscription finishing in a semi-circle; with wax impression.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- TSC notes that one of two noblemen in the 16th century with the name of Honorat, the first being the younger son of René the so-called 'Grand-Bâtard' of Savoie, and Anne Lascaris, who became a marshal and admiral, the second, the son of Claude of Savoie, Comte de Tende, and of Marie de Chabané, being governor of Provence. Probably the former is the owner of the present seal.
- Not on display
- Matrix is much worn. Bronze disease on back. Remains of paper on the back.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: TSC French II/Personal Heraldic 95