with squirrel motif
Culture: Medieval. c14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Size: Diameter: 17mm. Height: 18mm
Weight: 5.26 grams
Notes: The seal has a tapering hexagonal-section handle,
surmounted by a single-ridged collar and a simple suspension loop,
both of which are unbroken and in good condition.
The intaglio depicts a squirrel
burying nuts surrounded by a Latin inscription reading "*PRIVE
SV" (I am private).
Similar to: Several
chesspiece seals with squirrels are seen in Benet's Medieval Artifacts
of England & the United Kingdom. Item BS-14448 is almost identical.