Medieval Armorial Seal of Sir William de la Bieze

Medieval Armorial Seal of Sir William de la Bieze

Code: 12408

£750.00 Approx $949.37, €875.15
 

This is an interesting medieval bronze seal, dating to the 15th century. The seal is of a 'chessman' type. It bears an inscription in Blackletter script reading to me as "S Wiliame de la Blizie" (Seal of William of the Bieze). The armorial displays a shield with a chevron accompanied by two trefoils, one in the dexter chief and the other in the sinister free quarter and at the tip of a six-pointed star surmounted by a crescent.  Through research we find a fief called (Bieze) held by the seigneury of la ponte in (Bas Warneton) in Belgium on the border.

The seal is in excellent condition with a nice deep apple-green patina. 

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 26mm x 26mm 

WEIGHT:  18 grams

PROVENANCE: from a private collection of seals, Paris. France.