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An object used to impress a design into wax to identify an object as being authentically from you.
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A '''seal''' is an object used to impress a design into wax to identify an object as being authentically from you. It was common for a [[badge]] to be used as a seal, but often more complex designs were used.
   
 
Some examples in the british museum:
 
Some examples in the british museum:
*[[http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?%7BUPPER%7D%3Av2_free_text_tindex=1970%2C9-4%2C1&_IXDB_=compass&_IXSPFX_=graphical%2Fsummary%2F&_IXFPFX_=graphical%2Ffull%2F&_IXNOMATCHES_=graphical%2Fno_matches.html&%24+%28with+v2_searchable_index%29+sort=.&_IXsearchterm=1970%252C9-4%252C1&_IXspage=search&submit-button=summary|12C Seal-die of Isabella of Hainault]]
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*[http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?%7BUPPER%7D%3Av2_free_text_tindex=1970%2C9-4%2C1&_IXDB_=compass&_IXSPFX_=graphical%2Fsummary%2F&_IXFPFX_=graphical%2Ffull%2F&_IXNOMATCHES_=graphical%2Fno_matches.html&%24+%28with+v2_searchable_index%29+sort=.&_IXsearchterm=1970%252C9-4%252C1&_IXspage=search&submit-button=summary 12C Seal-die of Isabella of Hainault]
*[[http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?%7BUPPER%7D%3Av2_free_text_tindex=1917%2C11-10%2C1&_IXDB_=compass&_IXSPFX_=graphical%2Fsummary%2F&_IXFPFX_=graphical%2Ffull%2F&_IXNOMATCHES_=graphical%2Fno_matches.html&%24+%28with+v2_searchable_index%29+sort=.&_IXsearchterm=1917%252C11-10%252C1&_IXspage=search&submit-button=summary|14th Century double sided seal of Inchaffray Abbey]]
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*[http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?%7BUPPER%7D%3Av2_free_text_tindex=1917%2C11-10%2C1&_IXDB_=compass&_IXSPFX_=graphical%2Fsummary%2F&_IXFPFX_=graphical%2Ffull%2F&_IXNOMATCHES_=graphical%2Fno_matches.html&%24+%28with+v2_searchable_index%29+sort=.&_IXsearchterm=1917%252C11-10%252C1&_IXspage=search&submit-button=summary 14th Century double sided seal of Inchaffray Abbey]

Revision as of 20:39, 8 July 2004

A seal is an object used to impress a design into wax to identify an object as being authentically from you. It was common for a badge to be used as a seal, but often more complex designs were used.

Some examples in the british museum: