Medieval Personal Lead Seal Matrix
C. 13th century
A nice vesica-shaped lead personal seal matrix engraved with a central motif, and an personal inscription to border which reads, “S ‘ RICARD CARPET” (Seal of Richard Carpet).
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: 27mm length