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Medieval Intaglio Silver Seal Matrix

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 794

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,250 - 3,380
USD ($) 2,810 - 4,220
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £3,795

MEDIEVAL INTAGLIO SILVER SEAL MATRIX

Circa 13th century AD. A silver seal matrix of discoid form enclosing a re-used Roman intaglio; the matrix bearing the text in Lombardic script X IHESUS : CRISTUS : AVEMAR; the intaglio a quartz gemstone depicting a winged Victory with cross-headed staff. Silver and quartz, 3.87 grams, 22.9 mm.

Condition
Suspension loop lost in antiquity, otherwise extremely fine condition,

Provenance
Found in Middleton, Warwickshire, England and disclaimed under the Treasure Act 1996; full documentation from the British Museum included.

Footnotes
The intaglio possibly curated and re-used due to association with the cross-bearing winged angels of mediaeval Christian tradition.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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