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MEDIEVAL and Later Seal Matrix

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WMA 6143

Late Medieval Silver Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality solid silver stamper type seal matrix. The design in the centre is that of a name(s) in monogram form or a merchants mark. The stem is decorated in a carved fleur-de-lis with suspension loop. Circa 16th century. 14 mm base, 15 mm high. Lincolnshire. Extremely rare.

350.00

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WMA 7613

Medieval Bronze Vesica Seal Matrix. A bronze vesica seal matrix. Inscribed * S' IOhANNIS BVRGAS (Seal of John Burgas (freeman or official )). The design in the centre is a large fish possibly a pike. 13th-14th Century. Lincolnshire. Length 45 mm, Width 22 mm. Small part of suspension loop missing.

250.00

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WMA 8474

Medieval Bronze Vesica Seal Matrix. A bronze vesica seal matrix. Inscribed * IE SV SEL A AMI LEL: ( I am the seal of a loyal friend). The design in the centre is a large bird above a smaller bird (a hawk and its prey). 13th-14th century. UKDFD # 50395. Length 26 mm, Width 18 mm.

195.00

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WMA 6704

Medieval Bronze Vesica Seal Matrix. An interesting bronze vesica seal matrix. Inscribed * IN PRIRCIPIO ERAT VERBV (in the beginning was the word). The design in the centre depicts a hunting scene of an hawk holding a hare in its talons. 13th-14th century. North Yorkshire. 28 mm long.

150.00

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WMA 8159

Medieval Bronze Vesica Seal Matrix. A bronze vesica seal matrix. Inscribed + SVM PELICANVS DEI. The design in the centre is a bird feeding its young with blood pecked from its own breast. "Pelican in piety". 13th-14th century. Length 28 mm, Width 18 mm. The inscription is derived from the psalm 101 (vulgate) 'Similis factus - sum pelicanus solitudinis' which in the English bible is Psalm 102, verse 6. 'I am like a pelican of the wilderness'. The design is a little worn but readable, complete with suspension loop.

95.00

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WMA 8117

Medieval Bronze Circular Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze circular seal matrix. Inscribed * VERITAS NO VERITA GGVL'. The design in the centre is a squirrel inside an eight pointed star (Star of Redemption or Regeneration). 13th-14th century. Lincolnshire. 19 mm diameter.

185.00

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WMA 8511

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * AVE MARIA GRACIA PLE (Hail Mary Full of Grace). The design in the centre shows the virgin Mary, crowned and holding the infant Christ under an arched canopy. Circa 14th century. From an old collection. Found Waddingham, Lincolnshire. Base 24mm x 19.5 mm. Height 24 mm. In very good condition with a glossy dark green patina. Waddingham still has a church dedicated to St Mary.

325.00

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WMA 6341

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * IESVS MERCI. The design in the centre is of a stag with a cross in its antlers. This is the representation of Saint Hubert who was the patron of huntsmen, and the healer of hydrophobia (rabies). 13th-14th century. 19 mm diameter by 26 mm high.

155.00

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WMA 6342

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A good quality personal bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * S, NICh'I : RIMOVR (The seal of Nicholas Rimour). The design in the centre is of a stag with a cross in its antlers. This is the representation of Saint Hubert who was the patron of huntsmen, and the healer of hydrophobia (rabies). 13th-14th century. Wiltshire. 18 mm diameter by 19 mm high.

185.00

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WMA 6182

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix with hexagon base. Inscribed S' IOh'S DE BOTELER (The seal of John De Boteler). The design in the centre is the lamb of God. 13th-14th century. 20 mm diameter, 22 mm high.

275.00

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WMA 8506

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A circular bronze stamper type seal matrix with inscription around a central design of a hand holding sword, striking bishop's mitre, crescent and star either side (probably symbolising the assassination of Thomas Becket). Circa 14th century. Cambridgeshire. 16.5 mm diameter, 24 mm high.

120.00

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WMA 8010

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A good quality copper alloy stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * HASARDY IN HODISAM IN. The design in the centre is of a lion and a hare, standing on their hind legs, raising an anvil on a large block of wood. Circa 14th century. Nottinghamshire. 18 mm diameter, 14 mm high. The suspension loop at the top of the handle is missing. The central design of this matrix is a very unusual one. One I have never seen before. It could possibly represent the owners trade, maybe a wealthy blacksmith or farrier ?

145.00

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WMA 8335

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * VVAR MI EOVE (War me love). The design in the centre is of a hare standing left, drawing back on a long bow, quiver at feet. Circa 14th century. 17 mm diameter, 21 mm high.

185.00

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WMA 6203

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. An unusual and interesting bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed IOLIZSVI. The design in the centre is of an eagle headed mythical animal with three pronged tail. 13th-14th century. 15 mm diameter, 19 mm high.

145.00

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WMA 6088

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * IRIVHSV. The design in the centre is an eagle with out stretched wings and head turned left. 13th-14th century. 16 mm diameter.

145.00

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WMA 5689

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A bronze stamper type seal matrix, Inscribed * DEIVNSVX . The design in the centre is a stag standing left. 13th-14th century. 17 mm diameter, 25 mm high.

145.00

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WMA 8352

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * PRIVE SV. (Private seal). The design in the centre is a long eared hare. Circa 14th century. 16 mm diameter, 18 mm high.

135.00

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WMA 8162

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix. Inscribed * PRIVE SVI : (Private seal). The design in the centre is a cross inside an eight armed circle. Circa 14th century. 16 mm diameter, 19 mm high.

135.00

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WMA 7183

Medieval Bronze Stamper Seal Matrix. A very good quality bronze stamper type seal matrix with hexagonal stem and suspension loop. Inscribed * IESVSAL. The design in the centre is fleur-de-lis. Circa 14th century. 16 mm diameter, 18 mm high.

95.00

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WMA 8527

Medieval Lead Vesica Seal Matrix. A large lead vesica seal matrix inscribed + S'. EVSAChI. CVSIN * (Seal of Eustace Cusin). The design in the centre is of an elongated fleur-de-lis. The reverse has a small suspension loop, and is decorated with a large plain cross. Circa 12th to 13th century. PAS # YORYM-5D7804. Harpham, East Riding of Yorkshire. 41mm x 26mm. The Portable antiquities Scheme states this item is incomplete. This is incorrect, this item is complete.

65.00

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WMA 8475

Medieval Lead Vesica Seal Matrix. A lead vesica seal matrix inscribed + S'.ELIE. L' .GALE (Seal of Eli L Gale). The design in the centre is of an elongated fleur-de-lis. The reverse of the matrix is decorated with an elaborate fleur-de-lis. Circa 13th century. UKDFD # 31040. Lincolnshire. 30mm x 21mm. Complete with small stub handle.

45.00

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WMA 5580

Medieval Lead Vesica Seal Matrix. A lead vesica seal matrix with personal inscription around edge, the design in the centre is a fleur-de-lis. 12th-14th Century. 26 mm long.

40.00

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WMA 6776

Medieval Lead Vesica Seal Matrix. A lead vesica seal matrix inscribed + S' hENR' FI' ONIS (The seal of Henry son of Onis). The design in the centre is of an elongated fleur-de-lis. 12th-14th Century. Yorkshire. 30 mm long. Note lettering, reversed N's upside down L for F, and ONIS could be a cutters error, read backwards as SIMON.

45.00

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WMA 8210

Post medieval Silver Seal Matrix. A silver seal matrix with an oval base and elaborate open-work scrolled handle. The face is engraved with the monogram A B in script form, and embellished with leafy scrollwork. 18.4 grams. Circa 18th century. 24mm x 20mm. 32mm high. Complete.

125.00

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WMA 8211

Post medieval Onyx and Gold Seal Matrix. A onyx and gold seal matrix with an oval base. The face is engraved with the letter B in script form. The rose gold forms a cage around the base and also a swivel type suspension loop which still works. 7.8 grams. Circa 18th to 19th century. 25mm x 20mm. 33mm high. Complete.

95.00

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