Medieval bronze merchants seal matrice of MATIS DOBLER

Medieval bronze merchants seal matrice of MATIS DOBLER

Code: 12221

£295.00 Approx $373.42, €344.63
 

This is a medieval bronze seal, dating to the 15th century. It is nicely cut with a device of a merchant's mark within a shield. The legend is inscribed in a Lombardic script, reading as "SU + MATIS + DOBLER" This would translate as "the seal of Matthew DoblerThe seal is intact with a nice patina and iron deposits within the suspension loop, this presumably had an iron chain for security. The merchant leaves no indication as to trade but uses a complex mark of "4" as utilized among merchants of this period. It is a good example that can be researched.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 13mm tall x 31mm wide 

WEIGHT:  24 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, in Paris. France.