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
DATE: c. 15th century A.D.
SIZE: 26mm x 26mm
WEIGHT: 18 grams
PROVENANCE: from a private collection of seals, Paris. France.
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