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Jun 1, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 2846:

Medieval 'Don’t Give Me Away' Seal Matrix

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Start price:
£ 90
Estimated price:
$100 - $140
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13th-14th century AD
A bronze vesica seal matrix with bar and loop to the reverse; the seal design comprising a dove with an olive branch in its mouth with surrounding legend '*NOLO NIMIS DARI' for 'Don’t give me away'; supplied with a museum quality impression. 4.28 grams, 28mm (1"). Very fine condition.
Found Cambridgeshire, UK.
Cf. a very similar legend found on a matrix recorded on the PAS database, ESS-0F1F33 [NOLO NIMES DARI], the sense perhaps approximates to 'Don’t give me away'; - cf. the attested NON DATVR PETENTI and NE ME DVNE MIE.

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