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Medieval Bronze Civic Chamberlain's Seal Matrix

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 610

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,250 - 3,380
USD ($) 2,810 - 4,220
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,725

MEDIEVAL BRONZE CIVIC CHAMBERLAIN'S SEAL MATRIX

14th century AD. A seal matrix for the city of Berwick Upon Tweed, with a truncated hexagonal column; the matrix features a six-petalled flower with a superimposed flag bearing three lions passant gardant with a bear beneath; around the design the legend + [...]IIIEII CAMERARII VILLE [B]RVICI, interpreted as '(the seal of) the Chamberlain of the town of Berwick'; offered with a cast impression of the strike. 40 grams, 32 mm diameter.

Condition
Very fine condition. Excessively rare

Provenance
Found Kirby Hill, Yorkshire, England 2007.

Footnotes
Supplied with a printed Portable Antiquities Scheme record no. SWYOR-F8E883; a seal struck from this matrix has been identified on a document held by Durham cathedral issued by William de la Val in 1364.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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