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Medieval seal matrice with the Templar Agnus Dei

£120.00 Approx $148.51, €139.37

Code: 12311

This is a nice medieval bronze seal, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The seal is cut with the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) with the banner.  Around the device is cut in Lombardic script with the name of the owner "+S'P:A SEMAR". The back retains a chessman-style handle that is pierced for suspension. The Lamb of God design was often used by the Knights Templars, on the agnel d'or or mouton d’or coinage and on wax reliquaries.

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Copper-alloy

SIZE: 23mm tall x 21mm diameter

WEIGHT: 7.55 grams

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