This opulent seal, an example of the splendor surrounding the ruler of Venice, was once attached to a charter issued in1409. Seals were molded or embossed and attached to official documents as evidence of authenticity. This example is thought to be one of the finest Venetian seals to be preserved.
CMA 1986: "Year in Review 1985," CMA Bulletin, 1986 (February, 1986), p.63
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