This is a Jacobean silver fob seal, dating to the early 17th century. It is decorated with a foliate handle of a chessman type design. The device consists of a round garnished shield, cut with the owner's initials "D.G." in Roman capitals. Sadly the tip of the suspension ring is missing, likely the reason for its loss.
OBJECT: Fob Seal
DATE: c. 1590 - 1630 A.D.
SIZE: 20mm x 13mm x 11mm
WEIGHT: 4.22 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Essex.
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