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three who are in the front have the arms based and extended
to the table.

S : COMVNE : LIBERE : SCOLE : EDWARDI : VI : IH :
BIRMIMGHM.
Beaded borders.

N. Carlisle, Endowed Grammar Schools, vol. ii., p. 620.

4643. Another, [xlvii. 748.]
Laing's MS. Catal, No. 295.

Second Seal, A.D. 1685.

4644. Sulph. cast from the matrix, tinted red. 2\ in.
[xxxv. 124.]

K. Edward VI., Royal Founder, seated in majesty on a
canopied throne ; on each side two persons kneeling, the two
nearest to the king holding books. In the field two royal
badges, 1. a fleur-de-lis ; r. a rose en soleil.

© SIGILLVM !«. 4 «< COE s* * /« G 4 P 4 LIBERE A SCOLE <&
EDWARDI * VI « IN s*4*< BRIMICHAM.

G. P. appears to stand for Gubernatorum possessionum.

N. Carlisle, Endowed Grammar Schools, vol. ii., p. 628.

4645. Another, [xlvii. 746.]
Laing's MS. Catal, No. 296.



BISHOP'S CASTLE, co. Salop, A.D. 1609.

4646. Sulph. cast from the matrix, i-fx i in. [Ixxi. 12.]
Oval : the front of a castle, with two round towers, each
domed and bearing a flag, round-headed doorway with
portcullis half-down ; curtain-wall masoned and embattled,
and having a dome of four segments, topped with a flag on a
staff", between the initial letters 1. r. for Jacobus Rex. In
base the date of the confirmation by K. James I. of the
Royal Charter granted to the inhabitants by Qu. Elizabeth,
A.D. 1609.

Cabled border.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Did., vol. i., p. 159.



l6 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

BLANDFORD-FORUM, co. Dorset.
Corporation.

4647. [17th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix, if in.
[Ixxii. 25.]

A carved shield of arms : ENGLAND with a label of three
points, for the DucHY OF Lancaster. The carved work of
the shield at each side includes, by way of supporter, an
ostrich feather of the DuCHY. In the field at the sides the
initial letters D. L. {Dticatus Lancastria.)

® SIGILLVM is. BVRGENTIVM ft VILLAE ft DE ft
BLANFORD ft FORVM.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 169.

Mayor.

4648. [i8th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. iX-|-in.
[Ixii. 26.]

Oval : a shield of arms : DuCHY OF LANCASTER, as in No.
4647, hanging from a riband tied in a double bow-knot.



BLYTHING HUNDRED, co. Suffolk.
Bailiff.

4649. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast, tinted brownish-red, from
an impression belonging to the Earl of Leicester, -j-f in.
[Ixxvi. 35.]

A castle, with round-headed doorway, portcullis half-down,
and two round side-towers, with domes and flags. In base
the inscription :

BLITH.

The letters TH are conjoined.



BODMIN, CO. Cornwall
First Common Seal.



4650. [14th cent.] Sulph. cast from fine impression
lixiiin. [D.C., G. 56.]

Pointed oval : a king, perhaps Ethel red, or Edward the
Elder, seated on a throne under a canopy, resembling a triple-
towered castle, supported on slender columns, in the r. h. a
sceptre fleury. Field hatched or diapered lozengy.

S' COMVNe : BVRG6NC1VM : BODMINie.



LOCAL SEALS. 1 7



Second Seal.
4651. [17th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. i-^Xif
in. [Ixi. 4.]

Pointed oval : a king, seated on a throne under a canopy,
resembling a triple-towered castle, with crown, in the r. h. a
sceptre fleury.

SIGILL. COMVNE BVRGENSIVM BODMINIE.
Cabled borders.



S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 178.



BOLTON, CO. Lancaster.
Corporation.

4652. [19th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix 2\ in.
[Ixvi. 23.]

A carved shield of arms : on a mount an elephant with an
embattled tower on its back, ToWN OF BoLTON. Encircled
with a branch of oak on the 1., and a branch of myrtle or
laurel on the r., fructed, tied with a riband.

Legend on a buckled strap : —

SEAL OF THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE
BOROUGH OF BOLTON.
For the arms, cf. S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 183.

Mayor.

4653. [19th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. i| X i\ in.
[Ixvi. 24,]

A shield of arms of the TOWN OF BOLTON, as in No. 4652 ;
encircled with the branches as before.

BOROUGH OF BOLTON.
MAYOR'S SEAL.



BOSSINEY with TREVENA, in the Parish (/TINTAGEL,

CO. Cornwall.

4654. [i6th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. i| in.
[Ixi. 6.]

K. Arthur's castle, with three towers, the principal one
domed, and embattled walls, set upon the sea, with a flight of
four steps leading down from the central doorway into the

water.

Si SIGILLVM • MAIORIS ■ ET • BVRGIENSIV • BVRGI •
DE ■ TINTAIOEL •
Cabled borders.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 190.

VOL. IL C



CATALOGUE OF SEALS.



BOSTON, CO. Lincoln.
Mayor and Burgesses.

4655. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix, if in.
[Ixvi. 83.]

A shield of arms : three crowns in pale, Town OF BOSTON.
Betw. three ornamental branches of foliage. In the field on
the 1. the letter B, on the r. a tun, by way of rebus.

■d SIGIL ■ COE ■ MAIOR • ET • BVRGEN ■ BVRGI ■ DE •
BOSTON • IN ■ COM • LINCOLN.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 192.

Mayor of the New Borough.

4656. [i6th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix. i in.

[Ixvi. 84.]

An ornamental shield of arms : TOWN OF BOSTON, as in
No. 4655.

« SIGILLV * MAIORS Ji NOVI d BVRGI si DE Si BOSTON.
Inner border beaded.

Admiralty Court, A.D. 1573.

4657. Sulph. cast from impression, chipped. i-f- in.
[D.C., H. 176.]

A three-masted ship on the sea ; the mainsail set and
charged with a shield of arms of the Town OF BOSTON.

SIGILlI^ • CONCERN' • CAVSAS ■ MARINAS . MAIORATVS ■
BVRGI ■ DE • BOSTON ■ 1573.
S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 191.

Wool Staple.

4658. [14th cent.] Sulph. cast from fine impression,
liin. [Ixvi. 85.]

In a carved gothic panel, St. Botulph, standing, in the r. h.
a pastoral staff, in the 1. h. a book. Before him a wool-pack.
SIGIL' ft STAPULE ft DE iSr SANCTO ft BOTULFO.

4659. Another. [D.C., F. 45.]



B OXFORD. CO. Suffolk.
Queen Elizabeth's Free Grammar School.
4660. Sulph. cast. i-| in. [Ixxii. 19.]



LOCAL SEALS. I9



A shield of arms : three dexter hands, issuing from clouds
at the dexter, sinister and base, grasping a closed book.

© SIG : LIBERE : SCH : GRAM : REGI : ELIZ : IN : BOXFORD :
IN ■ COM ■ SVFF.

Cabled borders.



BRACKLEY, co. Northampton.

4661. [i6th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix, if in.
[Ixx. 44.]

A shield of arms : quarterly, i, 4, a lion rampant between
three pheons, Egerton, Earl OF BRIDGWATER, for TOWN
OF Brackley ; 2, 3, on a bend, three buck's heads cabossed,
bend- wise, STANLEY. Crests, (l.) on a wreath a lion rampant
holding an arrow ; (2.) on a chapeau turned up erm. an eagle
preying on an infant swaddled, STANLEY.

Legend on a riband : —

SIGILLVM ■ BVRGI ■ DE ■ BRACKLEY.
S. Lewis, Topogr. Did., vol. i., p. 202.



BRENTWOOD, co. Essex.

Free Grammar School, A.D. iS57-

4662. Sulph. casts from the silver matrix, i^- in. [xxxv.
125. A, B.]

0. An ornamental shield of arms : the Trinity. Back-
ground replenished with elegant arabesque design of foliage.

R. An ornamental shield of arms, shaped as in the obv.;
per pale, dex., a chevron betw. three lions' gambs erect and
erased within a bordure, on a chief an eagle displayed, armed
and crowned, a fleur-de-lis for difference, SiR ANTHONY
Browne, knt., founder; sin., quarterly, \. 4, [on] a chevron
betw. three leopards' faces [as many bombs, fired], Farring-
TON ; 2, three cinquefoils, two and one, Farrington ; 4. a
cross engrailed between four roundles, CLAYTON. Back-
ground as in obv.

N. Carlisle, Endowed Grammar Schools, vol. i., p. 40S.

4663. Another, [xlvii. 753,754.]
Laing's MS. Catal., No. 279.



C 2



20 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

BRIDGNORTH, co. Salop.

4664. [i2th cent.] Sulph. cast from fine impression. 2-i- in.
[Ixxi. 13.]

A triple-towered castle, embattled wall and turrets, round-
headed doorway, three flat-headed and two circular windows.

* SIGILLVM COMVNE VILL/E DE BRIDGNORTH.

Cabled borders.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Did., vol. i., p. 227 ; cf. a variant seal, somewhat
resembling the above, in Archceologia, vol. xv., p. 380.

4665. [a.D. 1724,] Red wax, covered with paper before
impression. [Add. ch. 19,411.]

In the body of this document the seal is called that of the
Bailiffs' office, cf No. 4666.

Bailiffs of the Liberty.

4666. [iSth cent.] Sulph. cast from fine impression. 2 in.
[D.C., G. 275,]

On a rocky mount replenished with flowers, an embattled
castle, with central turret and two round towers, and round-
headed doorway, with portcullis half-down. In the field two
shields of arms: 1. a cross of St. George; r., quarterly, 1,4
France (modern), 2, 3, England. Inner edge of the field
engrailed.

» SIGILLUM : OFFICIJ : BALLIUOR : LIBERTATIS • VILLE ■

r Ul ^ K J ^^- BRUGES.

Cabled borders.

Archceologia, vol. xv., pp. 3S0, 400, 401.

4667. Another, [xlvii. 755.]
Laing's MS. Catal, No. 378.

Municipal Conncil of the Borough.

4668. Red sealing-wax from the matrix. 2 in fxliv
227.]

Modern copy of preceding seal of the Bailifi-s' office with
legend substituted.

» SEAL : OF : THE : MUNICIPAL : COVNCIL • OF • THE ■
BOROVGH : OF: BRIDGNORTH.' '

Cabled borders.



LOCAL SEALS. 21



BRIDGWATER, co. Somerset.

4669. [a.D. 1398.] Red: fine; very imperfect. About
2 in. when perfect. [Cott. ch. xv. 17.]

On a bridge of four round-headed arches, over the river
Parret, a castle, with three tiers or storeys of wailing, masoned
and embattled, and with round-headed doorway. Twelfth
century style of work.

© SIGILL : COM GE ■ WA

4670. Sulph. cast of No. 4669, before it had been so much
injured. [D.C., F. 634.]

4671. Another. [Ixxi. 54.]

Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses.

4672. [15th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix. 2\ in.
[Ixxi. 55.]

On a bridge of five pointed arches over the river, a castle
with three tiers or storeys of walling, masoned and embattled,
and at each side a round tower or turret, with round-headed
doorway, portcullis half-down, below it a head. In the field
above on the 1. an estoile, on the r. a fleur-de-lis. This
design forms the charges on the shield of arms of the TOWN
OF Bridgwater.

* SIGILLUM * MAIORIS ^ BALLIUOR * ET BVRGENG' *
WILLE * DE BRIGEWATER *
Cabled borders.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 230.



BRIDPORT, CO. Dorset.
First Common Seal.



4673. [17th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix, if in.
[D.C., H. 186.]

A castle, standing on water (the River Bride), masoned
and embattled, with a round tower at each side, over each a
fieur-de-lis of FRANCE. In the field betw. the towers a hon
passant guardant of ENGLAND, crowned. In the round-
headed doorway three stanchions. This design forms the
charges on the shield of arms of the TowN OF Bridport.

Si SIGILLVM * GOMVNE ® VILL/E * DE * BRYDEPORTE.

Inner border cabled.

S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 232.



22 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

Later Common Seal, A.D. 1836.

4674. Red sealing-wax, recent impression from the
matrix. 2 in. [xxxvi. 196.]

An ornamental carved shield of arms with the heraldic
colours indicated : gu., a castle with two side towers, arg.,
over each a fleur-de-lis, or, in chief a lion passant guardant,
crowned of the last, the base barry wavy of eight, arg. and az.,
Town of Bridport.

sigillvm comvne vill^e de brydeporte

+ 1836 +

Mayor, A.D. 1836.

4675. Recent impression in red sealing-wax from the
matrix, i^ in. [xxxvi. 197.]

A shield of arms of the TOWN OF Bridport, as in No.
4674.

SEAL OF THE MAYOR OF BRIDPORT
• 1836 ■

Mayor's Signet.

4676. [17th cent] Sulph. cast from matrix. \ in. [Ixii.
27.]

On a wreath a castle, embattled and masoned, with two
round side-towers, domed ; betw. them a lion passant.
Beaded border.

Bailiff's Signet.

4677. [17th -i8th cent] Sulph. cast from matrix. | in.
[Ixii. 29.]

A castle, embattled and masoned, with two round side-
towers, domed ; betw. them, on a wreath, a hand and arm in
armour grasping a sword in bend.



BRIGHTFORD HUNDRED, co. Sussex, in the Rape
of Braviber.

4678. [i6th cent] Sulph. cast from fine impression.
2 X If in. [Ixxii. 80.]

Shield-shaped : a shield of arms : a fess betw. a lion rampant
in chief, and in base a griffin's head erased.

+ SVSSEX • R • BRAMBOR + HVUDRED DE + BYRTFORD'.



LOCAL SEALS. 23



BRISTOL, COS. Gloucester and Somerset.
First Common Seal.

4679. [14th cent] Recent impressions in red sealing-wax
from the matrix. 2\ in., shewing marks of the pins employed
in the matrix to steady it. [xlv. 18, 19.]

0. View of Bristol Castle, an elaborately designed edifice
on waves, with outer bailey and walls embattled and
masoned, round-headed windows and doorway, lofty tower
on the r., somewhat lower tower on the 1., with a watchman
on it, half-length, to the r., blowing a long tfirumpet ; at each
side a smaller tower.

+ SIGILLVM : COMMVNG : BVRGENSIVM : BRIST0LLI6 :

R. On the r. a one-masted ship, with, mainsail set, steered
over the waves by a mariner holding a rudder or sweep over
the side, towards a round-headed archway at the corner of a
building on the 1. ; on the embattled summit of the building
the head and r. h. of a watchman who is pointing out the
way to the steersman. In the foreground on the beach a
large conger-eel to the 1.

Legend in two rhyming hexameters : —

+ SGCRejl CLAVIS SV PORT' NAVITA NAVIS
PORTA CVSTODIT PORT' VIGIL INDICe-PDIT.

The letters OR m. portam are conjoined.

Beaded borders.

Journ. Brit. Arch. Assoc, vol. xxxi., pp. 180-183 ; cf. Ducange,
Glossariuni, s.v. " Clavis," a place closed by a key, hence a " key " or
" quay," in which signification the word is probably here employed.

4680. Plaster cast, tinted red, of the rev. only. [xlv. 20.]

4681. [a.D. 1496.] Bronze-green : fine, chipped at the
edges. [Add. ch. 26,476.]

4682. [a.D. 1553.] Red: fine, imperfect. [Add. ch.
26,500.]

Second Common Seal, A.D. 1 569.

4683. Sulph. cast from the matrix in possession of the
Corporation. 34- in. [Ixiii. 42, 43.]

0. On a mount replenished with tufts of herbage a shield
of arms : on the sin., on a mount, a castle, with two towers,
domed, on each a pennon : the dex. base barry wavy, thereon
a three-masted ship sailing from behind the castle, the fore
and main masts in sight, on the first a sail, CiTY OF BRISTOL.
Crest upon a helmet mantling and wreath, two arms em-
bowed, and interlaced in saltire, issuing from clouds, in the
dex. a snake, in the sin. a balance. Supporters, two unicom.s
sejant.



24 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

« : SIGILLVM : « : COMMVNe ■ * ■ MAIORIS : * ■ ET + ® +
COMMVNITATIS + * + CIVITATIS + * + BRISTOLLIAE »
A.o + DOMINI • 1569.
R. A copy of the rev. of the first seal, No. 4679.

* : NISI Ss * 6 DOMINVS ■: * :■ CVSTODIERIT * CIVITATEM ta

* Ss FRVSTRA » * Ss VIGILAT ■: * :• QVI iS ft * GVSTODIT :

Ss : EAM * 1569 : Psalm cxxvi. i.)

S. Lewis, Topogr. Did., voL i., p. 240.

4684. [a.D. 1616.] Bronze-green: indistinct and injured
by pressure. About 34- in. [Harl. ch. 58 E. 15.]

4685. [a.D. 1620.] Bronze-green : very imperfect and in-
distinct. [Harl. ch. 58 E. 21.]

Seal of A rins.

4686. [17th cent.] Recent impression in red sealing-wax,
from matrix, if X i-rV in. [xlv. 23.]

Oval : a shield of arms of the ClTY OF BRISTOL, crest, and
supporters, as described in No. 4683.
Cabled border.

Mayoralty.
First Seal.

4687. [14th cent] Sulph. cast from fine impression.
\\ inch. [Ixiii. 49.]

On the 1. a view of Bristol castle, with four embattled
towers. The secret quay, see No. 4679, is open, and a ship is
sailing out, bearing a flag of the RoYAL Arms, England
only. Betw. the flag and the ship, in the field the letter B.

•k SIGILLVM ■ MAIORITATIS ■ VILLG ■ BRISTOLLie.

Second Seal.

4688. [14th cent] Recent impression in red sealing-wax,
from matrix, if in. [xlv. 21.]

On the 1. a view of Bristol castle, with three storeys of
embattled masonry, on one of the corner towers a watchman,
half-length to the 1., blowing a horn, on the battlements a
flag charged with a cross, on another turret another watch-
man blowing a horn. The secret quay, see No. 4679, is open,
and a ship is sailing out from behind the castle, with high
forecastle and flag of the RoYAL Arms OF England, as
used by EDWARD III., viz., quarterly, i, 4, five fleurs-de-lis
Ibr France, 2, 3, England. In the field over the forecastle
the initial letter B.

It SIGILL' • MAIORITATIS ■ VILLE • BRISTOLLIE ■ : ■

tourn. Brit Arch. Assoc, vol. xxxi., p. 180.



LOCAL SKALS. 25



4689. Red: fine, cut from a charter dated A.D. 1340.
[xxxvi. 43.]

4690. Red : fine, cut from a charter, [xxxvi. 222.]

4691. [A.D. 1414.] Red : fine. [Add. ch. 26,469.]

4692. Sulph. cast from fine impression oi obv. only. [D.C.,
G. 270.]

With counter seal of ]0'A-H STANLEY, Mayor.

4693. [A.D. 1444.] Red: fine. [Add. ch. 26,471.]
0. As before. No. 4688.

R. A small oval signet, 4- X I '"•) frorn a ring. On a shield
a merchant's mark, betw. the initial letters, L S.
Cabled border.

4694. [a.D. 1444.] Red : fine, with the counterseal as
above. [Add. ch. 26,472.]



With counterseal of ^WAAKn Canynges, Mayor.

4695. [a.D. 1449.] Red : the edge injured. [Harl. ch. 112
D. 40.]

0. As before. No. 4688.

R. A small round signet, \ in., from a chased ring. A
wing? In the field an indistinct word . . nyn . . Perhaps
the name of the mayor.

Cabled border.



With counterseal of Philip Meede, Mayor.

4696. [a.D. 1459.] Red. [Add. ch. 26,474.]
0. As before. No. 4688.

R. A small round signet, f in., from a chased ring. An
eagle rising with expanded wings, cf crest of Meade, an
eagle displayed with two heads. Betw. two indistinct initial
letters in black letter.

The Jurats.

4697. [a.D. 1536.] Red: fine, injured, f in. [Harl. ch.
•jd H. 24.]

A lion passant guardant of ENGLAND, in the fore paw a
sword erect. In the field a crown of three points. Fourteenth
century style of work.

» S' IVRAT ISTOLLe.



CATALOGUE OF SEALS.



Admiralty and Maritime Affairs.

4698. [i6thcent. ?] Recent impression in red sealing-wax,
from a worn leaden matrix? 2 in. [xlv. 22.]

A one-masted ship on waves ; with mainmast, shrouds,
mainsail set and charged with foliage and devices now
obliterated, crenellated poop, and prow, on the one a flag
charged with a cross, on the other a flag of the ROYAL Arms
OF England, coarsely and erroneously engraved. Field
replenished with sprigs of foliage.

4699. Sulph. cast. [Ixiii. 44.]

Mayor of the Staple.

4700. [14th cent] Sulph. cast from fine impression. [D.C.,
E. 713-]

A lion's face, enraged, within a cordon of eight fleurs-de-lis.

+ ■ S' ■ MAIOR : STAPVLe : B'RSTOLL'.

Beaded borders.

Seal ''pro recognitione debitor unt," see Nos. 1066-1068.



BRUTON, or BREWTON, co. Somerset.
Free Grammar School, A.D. 1520.

4701. Sulph. cast from the matrix, tinted red. i\ in.
[xxxv. 126.]

A ticn, with branches of vine and grapes springing there-
from ; forming a rebus on the name of the town in conjunction
with the legend.

» THE ft SEALLE ft OF ft THE ft SKOLLE ft OF ft BREW
Outer border carved.
N. Carlisle, Endowed Grammar Schools, vol. ii., p. 412.

4702. Another, [xlvii. 756.]
Laing's MS. Catal., No. 289.



BUCKINGHAM, co. Buckingham.

4703. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix, ia in
[lix. 78.] ■*



^/^T*^ ^!''''^'^ °^ ""^^ • P^*" P^^e- a swan with wings ex-
panded, ducally gorged and chained, ToWN OF BUCKINGHAM.

SS SIGIL' : COMVN : BALLI : ET :

Carved border.

S. Lewis, Toppgr. Diet., vol. i., p. 265.



i SIGIL' : COMVN : BALLI : ET : BVRGENS : DE • BVCK

Carved border.



LOCAL SEALS. 2/



BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

Peter de Salford, Sheriff.

4704. [A.D. 1365.] Brown: injured by pressure, f in.
[Harl. ch. 86 D. 44.]

A stag's head cabossed, with the initial letter B betw.
the attires.

S' VIC B' €T B'.
{Sigillum Vicccornitis Bedfo7-die et Buckitighamie.)



BURFORD, CO. Oxon.

4705. [13th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. 2x1^ in.
[Ixxi. 6.]

Pointed oval : a lion rampant guardant contourne.

+ SIGILL' COMMVNe • BVRG6NSIVM ■ D6 • BYRGFORD.
Beaded border.
S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 275.

A Counterseal.

4706. Sulph. cast from matrix. 4 in. [Ixxi. 7.]
A lion rampant.



BURY ST. EDMUND'S, co. Suffolk.
Free Grammar School.
4707. [i6th cent] Sulph. cast from the matrix. 2-|- in.
[Ixxi. 98.]

Our Lord, three-quarters length, with nimbus of radiant
lines, before a group of the disciples, blessing a child, whose
head only is shown. In base, an ornamentally carved
entablature inscribed : —

■ + SINITE + ■ • PARVVLOS • ■ tH VENIRE St • AD • • ME ■ .

— Marc. X. 14.
■ SIGIL • COE • GVBER ■ LIBERE ■ SCHOL/E ■ GRAM ■ REGIS •
EDWARDI ■ VI • BVRI/E.



CASTRUM LEONIS (Caerleon, Castell-lleon, or

Holt), co. Denbigh.

Exchequer.

{Duke of Norfolk, Edward Neville, Edmund Lentall)

4708. [A.D. 1450.] Red : fine, but imperfect About \\ in.
when perfect. [Add. ch. 8640.]

Within a finely carved gothic trefoil or trilobe of tracery, a
shield of arms : chequy, Warren, borne by the HOWARDS,
Dukes oe Norfolk.



28 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

* SIGILLU DUG' NORFF EDWARDI NEVYLL' EDMUNDI
LENTALL'.

Carved border.

4709. [a.d. 1450.] Red : fine, chipped and injured. [Add.
ch. 8639.]

* SIGILLU : EVYLL' EDMVNDl LENTALL'.

4710. [a.d. 14s l] Red: fine, but fragmentary. [Harl. ch.
58 F. 36.]

I NEW

4711. [A.D. 1456.] Red : injured by pressure. [Add.
ch. 864L]

& SIGILLU • D WARDI NEVYLL' EDMUNDI LENTALL'.

4712. [a.d. 1470.] Red : fine, but very imperfect. [Add.
ch. 8636.]

ILLU DU 6DMUNDI LENT ....

First Seal of Henry VIII.

4713. [a.d. 1520.] Red: fine. i|. in. [Add. ch. 8647.]

A Hon passant, over it an open crown of three fleurs-de-h's.
Inner border partly engrailed. Poor style of art.

+ SIGILLU D"NI regis SCGII GASTRILEONU.

4714. [a.d. 1530.] Red: fine, chipped. [Add. ch. 8648.]

Second Seal.

4715. [a.d. 1546.] Red: fine, the sides broken ofif 2^1 in.
[Add. ch. 8649.]

On a mount, a lion passant. Over it a jewelled coronet
of three crosses pattees, and two fleurs-de-lis. Inner border
partly engrailed.

S' HENR • R ■ DNI ^ HIB • ET • CASTELL

V FIL • TAL.

The letters HE in Henr are conjoined.



CAERLEON, co. Monmouth.
Mayoralty.



4716. [i4th-isth cent.] Sulph. cast from imperfect im-
pression, li in. [Ixvii. 51.]

A triple-towered castle, masoned and embattled, round-
headed doorway. On a field or, background seme-de-lis.
■ MAIORITA E : KAIRLION »^

Inner border beaded.



LOCAL SEALS. 29



CAMBRIDGE, co. Cambridge.
First Corporation Seal.

4717. [14th cent] Sulph. cast from indistinct impression.
i| in. [Ix. 5.]

On a bridge of four complete and two incomplete arches,
embattled, with the R. Cam flowing in base, a shield of arms :
quarterly, i, 4, FRANCE (MODERN), 2, 3, ENGLAND, supported
by two kneeling angels.

Legend on a riband : —

S' : COMMUNITATIS : VILLE : CANTEBRIGE /«

Second Seal.

4718. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix. 2\ in.
[Ix. 6.]

An ornamental shield of arms : on a fess three towers
arched, masoned and embattled, in chief a fleur-de-lis betw.
two roses, in base a river, thereon three ships, each with one
mast and yard, ToWN OF CAMBRIDGE. Crest on a helmet,
mantling, and narrow wreath, on a mount a quadrangular
castle, with five (for four) domed towers, in front two portals.
Supporters two seahorses. In base a riband not inscribed.

* SIGILLVM • COMMVNITATIS • VILL/E • CANTABRIGI/E.
S. Lewis, Topogr. Diet., vol. i., p. 308.

Mayoralty.

4719. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast from the matrix, if x if in.
[Ix. 9]

Oval : a shield of arms : TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE, as before,
differently treated.
Legend on a band : —
® SEAL OF THE MAYORALTY OF THE BOROUGH OF
CAMBRIDGE.
Carved border.

Mayor.

4720. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast. JJ- X \\ in. [Ix. 7.]
Oval : a shield of arms, TowN OF CAMBRIDGE.

Another Seal.

4721. [17th cent.] Sulph. cast. H X i-jV in. [Ix. 8.]
Oval : a .shield of arms, ToWN OF CAMBRIDGE, a variant



30 CATALOGUE OF SEALS.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.

Fh'st Seal.

4722. [c. A.D. 1261.] Sulph. cast from fine impression,
chipped at the edge. 2-;;- X i-fs- '"• P^- 10.]

Pointed oval : the Chancellor, seated on a throne or chair,
with flat cap and academical gown, holding a book, betw.
two scholars, standing, in disputation. All in a niche, with
carved church-like canopy above it, on the 1. an estoile of six
points, on the r. a crescent. In base, over the R. Cam, a
bridge with sloping sides, on four carved pointed arches ; in
the water three fish naiant, two and one.

SIGILLVM [; VNnVeRSITATIS i CANTeBRIGie .
Proc. Soc. Antig., 2nd series, vol. x., 1885, pt. III., pp. 226, 229.

Second Seal.

4723. \c. A.D. 1410.] Sulph. cast from fine impression.



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