Medieval armorial seal rampant lion Piere of Montaigne

Medieval armorial seal rampant lion Piere of Montaigne

Code: 11352

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This is a nice medieval bronze armorial seal, dating to the late 13th - 14th century. The design is deeply cut with a heater shield bearing "a lion rampant, Sable, armed and languaged, Gules, within a double tressure, flory counterflory, of the second".  The owner of the seal is named in Lombardic lettering as "S'PIERE:DE:MONTEIGNISeal of Piere of Montaigne. This was the Lord of Montaigne, who held Château de Montaigne in FranceInterestingly the Royal Banner of Scotland is very similar (having a double border of alternating heraldic lilies). This seal is a nice original example in excavated condition.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 19.05mm tall x 19.72mm diameter

WEIGHT: 9.54 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection. Bordeaux, France.