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Signet Matrix - Seal Matrix - Joseph Priestley

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1934F103.13
Collection:Social History
Date:1804 c - 1804 c


A 'signet' or 'seal matrix' is a small stamp used for impressing the mark of its owner in wax onto documents.This is one of a collection of twenty-seven acquired by the museum in 1934. The majority of examples are finely made of moulded translucent glass, in this case purple. This example bears a profile of the Birmingham worthy, Joseph Priestley.

Presented by Francis Buckley, 1934.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham - possibly, England

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Height:1.8 cm
Width:1.6 cm
Depth:1.2 cm