01.

Impressive 17th Century Bronze Socket Seal of The Monastery of St John

Seal Detail

An oval brass socket seal, large in size with oval matrix depicting a central image of the Lamb of God, with three fleur de lis around it, and a circumscription in latin reading SIGILLVM * DOMVS * ST IOANNIS * CA-*

The seal of The Monastery of St John, probably in France, but as yet unidentified. It has a charmingly tactile texture with aged patina. An attractive seal.

Seal Specification

Height 27mm

Diameter of matrix  37mm x 42mm

Weight 65g