Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins
Jun 1, 2019 (Your local time)
United kingdom
 The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT, United Kingdom

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LOT 2823:

Large Medieval Scottish Seal Matrix of Roland Johns Bishop of Brechin

Start price:
£ 1,500
Estimated price:
$1,500 - $2,000
Auction house commission: 30%
VAT: On commission only

Later 14th-15th century AD
A bronze discoid seal matrix with flange handle to the reverse, some traces of silvering to the surface; rectangular vertical panel flanked by lancet arcading, facing image of God the Father supporting Corpus Christi with flanking angels, with dove (Holy Spirit) above completing the trinity; below, a heater shield with chevron and charges between three anchors(?) supported by winged angels; circular band with beaded rims, blackletter legend 'S:RoladJohis epi: brethenen' ie. 'S[igillum] Rola[n]d Joh[an]is ep[iscop]i brechenen[sis]', the 'Seal of Roland Johns Bishop of Brechin'. 90 grams, 51mm (2"). Fine condition.
Found Walmer, Kernt, UK.