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Medieval personal seal matrice with two birds in a bush

£110.00 Approx $136.14, €127.76

Code: 12310

This is a nice medieval bronze seal, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The seal is cut with two birds sitting in a bush or tree. It is inscribed around in Lombardic lettering: +S'LORENS'MAHON* reading as the seal of Laurence Mahon, possibly the tree is s play on the name Lorens with a laurel tree? the seal is nice with a good patina.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Copper-alloy

SIZE: 23mm tall x 18mm diameter

WEIGHT: 10.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European Private Collection, Chambourcy. France