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LOT 0425

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GBP (£) 12,000 - 17,000
EUR (€) 14,400 - 20,410
USD ($) 16,340 - 23,140

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£12,000 (EUR 14,404; USD 16,337) (+bp*)

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Judeo-Spanish Stamp Seal with Inscription

14th-15th century AD

A personal stamp seal of Yakov bar Shemtov formed as an eight-pointed star, pierced lug handle with decoratively notched spine to reverse, fleur-de-lis in an octofoil border at centre, inscription around, symbol in each arm of the star; accompanied by a museum-quality impression; displayed in a custom-made presentation case. 8.05 grams, 22mm (85 grams total, 96 x 66mm including case) (1" (3 3/4 x 2 1/2")). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired in the late 1980s-early 1990s.
Important North West London collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11036-184623.

Literature
See Cantera, F., Dos sellos hebraicos inéditos y algunas consideraciones más sobre éstos, in: Sefarad, vol. 14 (1954), pp. 368-72; Wolfe, L. A., Objects with Semitic Inscriptions 1100 B.C. - A.D. 700; Jewish, Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities, in: Sternberg, Auction XXIII, Zurich, 1989, pp. 30 -1.