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Circular sulphur impression of the reverse of the first seal of Henry II showing the king on horseback riding to the right. In is left hand he holds the short strap of the reins and a shield, and in his right hand a sword. With inscription.
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Diameter: 88 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object is an antiquarian cast or impression made from an original wax seal or produced from a seal matrix. It was originally held at the Society of Antiquaries, London, and donated to the British Museum in 2000. It was part of a large donation of almost three-hundred seal casts which can be searched on Collections Online under the number range 2000,0103.1-291.
Taken from an original seal-impression 1154-1171. For another example see Durham Cathedral D.C.A.,28.
Hewitt, Anc. Arm. vol.i, p.151
Trans. R.S.L. new ser.vol.xi, part II
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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