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This is a delightful Jacobean silver fob seal, dating to the early to mid 17th century. It is decorated with a chessman type handle and bears a set of owners initials E.G. The 'G' presumably stands for the owner's surname of 'Griffin' or 'Griffiths' etc. The main seal is nicely engraved with a fearsome rampant Griffin of good character. This seal would have been used to authenticate letters and transactions. it is a good collectable 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.