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MEDIEVAL SEAL MATRIX

Medieval cast copper alloy seal matrix, circa AD 1200-1400. The die is circular in plan with a cylindrical faceted handle extending from the reverse. The handle has a wide, triple banded collar before a trefoil terminal comprised of three openwork circles. The motif on the die is rather crudely engraved. There is a ?shield surmounted by a sword on its side. The two are connected by a strange squig…