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Early Medieval; 13th century
On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: London Industry and Civic Authority: Seals
Seal matrix, engraved with a star and crescent. There is an inscription in Lombardic letters around the edge: 'S' MARG' FIL ALVRADI', meaning 'seal of Margaret daughter of Alfred'. This seal matrix seems to belong to a medieval businesswoman who would have used the matrix to press into wax to seal and authenticate documents.
H 36 mm; W 24 mm
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