Wonderful Medieval bronze seal of the Lady of Courcelles

Wonderful Medieval bronze seal of the Lady of Courcelles

Code: 12018

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This is a very rare medieval bronze seal, dating to the late 13th - 14th century. The design is deeply cut, giving a crisp impression with a  full and clear inscription. The owner of the seal is named in Lombardic lettering as "S ' DAMOISELLE 'Y' DAME DE COURCELLES Seal Damoiselle Y Dame of Courcelles. The device depicts the Lady of Courcelles walking in a garden whilst reading a book, this demonstrates her education and position in society, her name begins with a 'Y' so should be researchable. Sadly the handle is broken, but one rarely finds seals as good as this of a noblewoman.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1250 - 1350 A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 24.13mm diameter x 8.40mm tall

WEIGHT: 11.74 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, Troyes, France.