This is an interesting medieval bronze seal, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The seal is of a 'chessman' type, engraved with a central device of a bird with a branch. This would be a representation of Noah's dove who flew back to the Ark after the Great Flood with an olive branch. It bears an inscription in a Lombardic script, reading as "*S'IVLED.LIEVAOHE.CLE" possibly for the seal of Jules Lievaohe Clerk? The seal is in excellent condition with a nice olive-green patina.
OBJECT: Seal Matrice
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.
SIZE: 23.09mm x 19.33mm
WEIGHT: 10.97 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Lyon. France.
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