- Museum number
Seal-matrix for Gervais the Jew; bronze; circular; short handle ending in loop; short glove in pale, the fingers uppermost; inscribed; with wax impression.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.80 centimetres
Diameter: 15.77 millimetres
Height: 20.20 millimetres
Weight: 6.54 grammes
- Curator's comments
- For the French Jew seals, see Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, "Les sceaux juifs français", in Art et archéologie des Juifs en France Médiévale, ed. B. Blumenkranz. Toulouse: Editions Privat, 1980, pp. 207-228 or in Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, Form and Order in Medieval France.
This seal appaears on p. 224: the open hand depicted may be the symbol of the Kohen ( Jew who is in direct patrilineal descent from the Biblical Aaron).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 - 2019 8 Jun - 20 Jan, Ottawa, Canadian Museum of History, Medieval Europe
2017 11 Jul – 22 Oct, Spain, CaixaForum Zaragoza, Medieval Europe.
2017 9 Mar – 18 Jun, Spain, CaixaForum Barcelona, Medieval Europe,
2016 - 2017 19 Oct – 5 Feb, Spain, CaixaForum Madrid, Medieval Europe,
2015 - 2016 11 Dec- 10 Apr, Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Medieval Europe, power and legacy.
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Jew
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: TSC French III/Personal Non Heraldic 93