Medieval copper-alloy counterseal great helm and crest

Medieval copper-alloy counterseal great helm and crest

Code: 11983

£550.00 Approx $756.53, €644.03
 

This is a medieval counter seal, dating to the 15th century. It would have once belonged to a knight, bearing a great helm surmounted with an elaborate crest.  The border is decorated with a garland of roses. Such a seal would have been used in conjunction with an armorial seal, used to seal the back of the wax as an added authentication. 

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Copper-alloy

SIZE: 20.73mm diameter x 10.36mm

WEIGHT:  7.53 grams

PROVENANCE:  From a private collection of seals, Paris.