Silver Medieval Fob Seal - Guillaume de Neufchatel

A well presented silver medieval fob seal and matrix displaying castle and circumscription.

Seal Detail

This good example of a 14/15th century silver personal fob seal has a suspension loop of trefoil form with tapering stem to circular silver matrix, engraved with a central depiction of a castle with battlements, decorative devices surrounding and circumscription:


This is the personal seal of William of Neufchatel, in France.  Given that the seal depicts a castle, it is believed that William was the local lord of this particular Neufchatel.

Seal Specification

Height 26mm (1.02")

Diameter of matrix 20mm (0.78")

Weight 10g (0.35oz)