This is a nice armorial fob seal, dating to the late 17th - 18th century. It is cut with an oval shield, displaying 'two lions passant'. the shield is flanked with two supporters in the form of a standing Hercules figure with a club. Above the shield is a coronet of nine pearls, indicating the owner to have been a count or comte. Below the shield is a lions head.
OBJECT: Fob Seal
DATE: c. 1680 - 1740 A.D.
SIZE: 27mm x 19mm x 17mm
WEIGHT: 10 grams
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