Medieval silver counter seal pendant of a raven

Medieval silver counter seal pendant of a raven "Les Vico"

Code: 11685

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This is a medieval silver counter seal, dating to the 15th century. The seal is deeply cut of a silver bezel, that at one time may have formed a signet ring. The device of a bird in my opinion resembles a raven or crow, likely associated with a heraldic charge. At some stage the silver bezel has been reset into a gold pendant, this was usually to enable the seal to continue to function (when inherited as a signet ring that did not fit etc). The seal is inscribed in blackletter script with "Les Vico".  An excellent seal in perfect wearable condition, worthy of further research.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Gold

SIZE: 18mm tall x 12mm diameter and 4mm thick 

WEIGHT:  3.3 grams

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection, West Sussex. UK.