Impressive 17th Century Bronze Socket Seal of The Monastery of St John
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.
Diameter of matrix 37mm x 42mm