Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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order of the trustees, 1887 - Seals (Numismatics)
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Page 14 - Baldwin de Bethune, and others. Dated at Chinon, by the hand of W[ill. de Longehamp], Bishop of Ely, Chancellor, 12 Dec. 6th year [1194]. With re-confirmation as follows, "Iserat tenor carte nostre in primo sigillo nostro, quod, quia aliquando perditum fuit et, dum capti essemus in Alemannia, in aliena potestate constitutum, mutatum est...
Page i - Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum. By W. de G. Birch.
Page 144 - City, [Glouc.] vert, on a pale gu. betw. two horse-shoes, each horse-shoe betw. three nails, two in chief, and one in base, all meeting with their points to the shoe, ar.
Page 511 - If xl^in. [xlvii. 473]. Pointed oval : the Virgin, seated in a canopied niche with tabernacle work at the sides, with crown, the Child, with nimbus, on the R. knee. In base, under a round-headed arch, the Abbat, with pastoral staff, kneeling in prayer ; betw. two shields of arms : L. three lions passant guardant in pale, a label of three points, England, or Juyner ; R. seven lozenges, three, three, and one, Cleeve Abbey10
Page 164 - ... if he had many faults he also had some charity. His Arms. His seal as archbishop is No. 1217 in the British Museum Catalogue,. and is thus described : Pointed oval 3^ x 2j. The Abp. full length in richly ornamented vestments, with pall and mitre, lifting up right hand in benediction, in the left a crozier, standing on a corbel enriched with carved borders and foliage. Over his head a fine trefoiled gothic canopy with architectural finials. In the field on either side a shield of arms : England....
Page 592 - WYNTON' . Rev. St. Barnabas1 the Apostle, with nimbus, standing in a carved niche with trefoiled arch and crocketed canopy ; in the right hand a long cross, in the left hand a book. The front edge of the platform, or plinth, inscribed with an indistinct legend, probably the second half of the rhyming hexameter verse commenced in a corresponding position with this on the obv. Below this the name : S' BARNAB
Page 70 - III. et Maria II. Dei Gra. Ang. Fra. et Hib. Rex et Regina. Fidie Defensores, etc.
Page 800 - ... seated on a carved throne, his feet resting on a supine human figure, with its head to the left, with engrailed nimbus mitre and pall, vestments partly embroidered, and interlaced ring work, in right hand a crazier* in left hand two keys. Legend : " Dimid . . . Ecclesie Sancti Petri Westmonasteri.
Page 591 - AD 1181-1222) ; of uncertain shape. The remaining part shows, within a square niche with semicircular arch overhead, St. Peter seated on a throne ; in the right hand two keys, in the left hand a book. In the field the inscription : SIGILLV' . SC*I . PETRI . APL'l . Archaic style.
Page 591 - ... throne ; in the right hand two keys, in the left hand a book. In the field the inscription : SIGILLV' . SC*I . PETRI . APL'l . Archaic style. This seal had not, I believe, been published until very recently. 2. Second seal of the abbey? 3 inches diameter, thirteenth century workmanship, ovate. Obv. St. Peter, with crown and mitre, seated on a throne in a niche with trefoiled arch and crocketed canopy ; in the right hand a double key, in the left hand a book. The front of the platform or plinth...

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