Wax Seal of Edward VI Public

Obverse side shows an enthroned figure flanked by two standards held by heraldic lion and unicorn surrounded by Latin text: "[break]DEI GR[ ]TIA MAGNAE BRITANNIA [blank portion] FRANCIAE ET HIBER.REX FIDEI DEFENSO [back at break]". Reverse side shows a knight on a charger flourishing a drawn sword with a greyhound running alongside horse. Coat of arms (undecipherable through wear) in upper left quarter. Text: "[break]FIDEI DEFENSOR MAGNVS BRITANNIAE [illegible portion] HIBERNIAE REX FIDEI [back at break]".

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In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Seal.Brown.1
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • Dark green wax seal; diameter 147 x 10-17 mm thickness; over two vellum tags (250 x 36 mm).
Additional physical characteristics
  • 65 x 15 mm portion missing from upper edge with loss of text on both sides; square hole (2 1/2 mm) in right margin [to test for melting point?].
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
Provenance
  • Antique Shop in Hartingford Bury, U.K. Donated by Bruce and Dorothy Brown.
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 1989-069-7
Fonds title
  • Bruce and Dorothy Brown Collection
Fonds identifier
  • SC017
Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 23, 2012
Transcript
  • Latin text: "[break]DEI GR[ ]TIA MAGNAE BRITANNIA [blank portion] FRANCIAE ET HIBER.REX FIDEI DEFENSO [back at break]"; Text: "[break]FIDEI DEFENSOR MAGNVS BRITANNIAE [illegible portion] HIBERNIAE REX FIDEI [back at break]".
Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
Year
  • 1547
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Rights
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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