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Circular steel seal-matrix for St Christopher, Anguilla, and Nevis with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 on the sides and a signature on the back. Short cylindrical stem with four perforations. The Royal arms within Garter, with supporters. Below, circular medallions: dexter, Columbus standing on the deck of a ship looking to left through a telescope, a cannon behind him, and a coil of rope in front, sea and a mountainous coast in the background; sinister, against a rocky background, three figures, on seated on the ground, the second a colonist kneeling with outstretched hand to receive a cup which the third, standing, is filling from a jug; foliate ornament in the spandrels. Legend.
Diameter: 6.45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from 'Catalogue of British Seal-Dies in the British Museum', A.B. Tonnochy, London 1952, cat. no. 289.
Impression of registration no. 1906,1117.48, copper counterplate for four positions, with brass mounts numbered respectively 1, 2, 3, 4.
Cf. B.M. 'Cat.', nos. 14750, 14751.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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