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Repousé gold over a core of wax and resin
Diameter: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1985.198
This opulent seal, an example of the splendor surrounding the ruler of Venice, was once attached to a charter issued in 1409. Seals were molded or embossed and attached to official documents as evidence of authenticity. This example is thought to be one of the finest Venetian seals to be preserved.
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