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Circular silver seal-matrix for Hong Kong with an inscription on the sides, and a short pierced stem of square section on the back. The Royal arms within the Garter with lion and unicorn supporters, and motto. Below, in a scrolled panel with roses, thistles, and shamrock, two ships approaching the port, three persons in the foreground with merchandise(?), a hill in the background and an inscription in the exergue. Legend. In labelled wood case with three similar and respective counter-plates. Signature on the box.
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Diameter: 6.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See also 1906,1117.24-29
Impression of 1906,1117.23
Text from 'Catalogue of British Seal-Dies in the British Museum', A.B. Tonnochy, London 1952, cat. no. 219.
B.M. 'Cat. of Seals', no. 14717.
Three others, similar, marked on the sides respectively, Front No. 2 (registration no. 1906,1117.24), Front No. 3 (1906,1117.26), Front No. 4 (1906,1117.28).
Copper counterplates of these seals in oblong brass mounts (registration nos. 1906,1117.23, 25, 27 & 29).
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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