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seal-impression / seal

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  • Description

    Circular bronze seal-matrix with a high ridge pierced at the back. Showing a half-figure of St Thomas of Canterbury in a ship, facing, a pastoral cross in his right hand, in his left the end of a scroll which passes behind his back appearing on his other side, bearing an inscription. Legend around a pearled inner border. With wax impression.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 15thC (After 1462)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 4.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

        black letter
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        sigillu : anglicor in flandria : brabancia : hollandria: zeeladia : m'cat.
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

        black letter
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        s. thomas catuar
  • Curator's comments

    Text from 'Good Impressions: Image and Authority in Medieval Seals', ed. Adams, Cherry and Robinson. British Museum 2008. Handlist no.11.12.
    Seal of English Merchants in the Low Countries.Text from 'Catalogue of British Seal-Dies in the British Museum', A.B. Tonnochy, London 1952, cat. no. 156.
    Found at Harrow, Middlesex.


  • Bibliography

    • Adams et al 2008 11.12 bibliographic details
    • Tonnochy 1952 156 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G46/dc15

  • Exhibition history

    1980-1981 19 Dec-3 May, Germany, Stade, Schwedenspeicher-Museum, Hansa in Northern Europe: 1250-1500

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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