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Lot 1747: Medieval Seal Matrix Inscribed 'I am the Seal of Love'

Antiquities: Day 3

by TimeLine Auctions

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 13th-14th century AD. A bronze chessman seal with pierced lug finial, hexagonal-section stem, intaglio design of a trefoil and bird-heads surrounded by a legend; Malcolm Jones, Sheffield University, Dept. English Language & Linguistics, Senior Lecturer 1994-2009, and advisor to the British Museum and Portable Antiquities Scheme, says: I?m not sure what the central motif is ? might be the flower emerging from a heart ? common on such ?love & loyalty? peresonal seals ? the legend reads IE SV SEL DAMOR = ?I am [a/the] seal of love?. 5.89 grams, 20mm (3/4"). Found Dorset, UK.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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