English Civil War Period Silver Armorial Seal
This is a wonderful silver-gilt armorial seal, dating to the 17th century. It bears a nicely cut coat of arms of a noble family, with a crescent-shaped crest. The matrice is worn down around the edges from successive generations of use, it still bears the original lemon yellow gilding to the surfaces. A nice piece of antique silver suitable for further research.
OBJECT: Armorial Seal
CULTURE: Stuart / Civil War Era
DATE: c. 17th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver/gold gilded
SIZE: 25mm x 18mm (face 18mm x 16mm)
WEIGHT: 11.7 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Suffolk.