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This is a Jacobean silver fob seal, dating to the early 17th century. It is decorated with a foliate handle of a chessman type design. The device consists of an oval garnished shield, cut with the owner's initials "G.E." in Roman capitals. it is a good collectible example.
OBJECT: Fob Seal
DATE: c. 1590 - 1630 A.D.
SIZE: 22.59mm x 14mm x 12mm
WEIGHT: 5.37 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Hertfordshire.