Medieval Personal Lead Seal Matrix

Item Description

C. 13th century

A nice vesica-shaped lead personal seal matrix engraved with a central star device, with an personal inscription to border which reads, “S ‘ PAGANE . F . EDMVNDI” (Seal of Pafani son of Edmund). It reverse is decorated with a fleur-de-lys and a loop.

A person of sufficient rank owned an individual seal matrix engraved with their own design. The wax impression attached to documents, letters etc, ensured that it would arrive at its destination unopened and unread.

Intact with good detail.

Provenance: P. M. Collection

Size: 37mm length



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