Medieval bronze seal of a butcher William from the Bay

Medieval bronze seal of a butcher William from the Bay

Code: 11411

£675.00
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This is a nice medieval bronze seal, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The seal is of a 'chessman' type, engraved with a central device of cattle and axe, symbolizing a butcher. The inscription in a Lombardic script, reading as "+ S' GVILLE DE LE BAIE" (Seal of William from the Bay) The seal is in good excavated condition with a nice olive-green patina. 

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 25mm x 20mm 

WEIGHT:  11 grams

PROVENANCE: from a private collection of seals, France.