Name: Thomas a Becket
Title: Archbishop of Canterbury
Type of Seal: personal seal, also used as counterseal
Date: 1118-1170
Price: $28.00 or 48.00 (available in two versions)
Comments: The smaller seal version shows only the face of the impression of his ring seal. This ring seal was impressed on his private correspondence. It served also as counter seal on the reverse of his seal as archbishop which, alas, we do not have yet. Originally, it was a Roman intaglio depicting a standing Jupiter. The lager version shows the whole reverse of this seal as reconstructed by us from a 19th century etching.

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Britain - Ecclesiastic
Britain - Ecclesiastic - Bishops

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