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A '''seal''' is an object used to impress a design into wax to identify an object as being authenticated by you. It was common for a [[badge]] to be used as a seal, but often more complex designs were used.
 
A '''seal''' is an object used to impress a design into wax to identify an object as being authenticated by 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:
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Some examples:
 
*[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=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
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14th Century double sided seal of Inchaffray Abbey]
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*[http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showcat.php?cat=44 metala detector finds of medieval seal die.]
   
 
==Seal (Animal)==
 
==Seal (Animal)==

Revision as of 17:39, 18 October 2006

Seal (Object)

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

Some examples:

14th Century double sided seal of Inchaffray Abbey]

Seal (Animal)

Seals are mammals evolved for life in the water. Their young (pups) are often covered with a downy fur which is sought after by some furriers. In medieval times they were eaten as food.