Medieval bronze seal matrice of a Miller

Medieval bronze seal matrice of a Miller

Code: 11413

£425.00
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This is a medieval bronze seal, dating to the 15th century. It is nicely cut with a device of a wheat sheaf. The legend is inscribed in a Blackletter script, reading as "s yvon le meunier?" This would translate as "the seal of Yvon the MillerThe seal is missing the top of the handle, but is otherwise a nice example cut in Blackletter script (much rarer) and especially for seal with an indicated profession. This example was from an important Strasbourg collection. 

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 21mm tall x 22mm wide 

WEIGHT:  17.10 grams

PROVENANCE: from a private collection of seals, Strasbourg. France.