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Signet Matrix - Seal Matrix

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1934F103.15
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 are finely made of moulded translucent glass. This example, however, is made of dark green bloodstone and bears a profile of the Birmingham worthy, Joseph Priestley.

Presented by Francis Buckley, 1934.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Blood stone.
Material(s):Blood stone
Place of Origin:Birmingham - possibly, England

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Height:1.4 cm
Width:1.2 cm
Depth:0.2 cm