This is a medieval bronze armorial seal, dating to the 14th century. It would have once belonged to a knight, bearing his arms. The armorial displays as 'on a fess sable three crescents. The seal is inscribed with the owner's name in a form of 'Lombardic' script of the mid 14th century. This reads to me as "+Ihan.De.Qvinci'. This appears to read as "Iohan of Qvinci" or 'the seal of Johan de Qvinci. The back of the seal has a reduced handle in antiquity. Rare and uncleaned from excavation.
OBJECT: Seal Matrice
DATE: c. 14th century AD.
SIZE: 19.14mm diameter x 9.97mm tall
WEIGHT: 9.86 grams
PROVENANCE: From a private collection of seals, Paris.
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