Seal of English Republic: 1655; w/ label: Pell papers...1892
Wax, cardboard, paper
Overall: 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6 cm )
Circular red wax seal with heraldic emblem and inscriptions in relief; facsimile of the 1655 seal of the English Republic; with strip of blue cardboard framing edge and white paper backing.
Gift of Howland Pell, 1927
in relief: on face of seal: "OLIVARIUS DEI GRA REIPUB ANGLIAE SCOTIAE ET HIBERNIAE & PROTECTOR"
stamped/handwritten in ink: on card found with object: "Seal of the English Republic, 1655 / Fac-simile of the original in the / British Museum. "Pell Papers" / Landsdowne Collection, Vol. 753 Fol. 28 / 1892"
handwritten in pencil: on face of envelope found with object: "Seal of English Republic / 1655 / Presented by / Howland Pell / Feb 19, / 1927"
handwritten in pencil: on cardboard backing of seal: "Seal of / Commonwealth of / Great Britain / Howland Pell / Feb 19 / 1927"
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