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Seal of Governor John Leverett (1616–1679)

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The seal is oval in shape. Within a double border is a coat of arms surmounted by a helmet and mantling. The seal is carved. A wire loop has been applied to the upper rim. On the reverse is evidence that a handle has been removed.

Inscription

Armorials: The face of the seal depicts the arms of Leverett

Provenance

Until 1936, Mrs. Charles H. Taylor; 1936, gift of Mrs. Charles H. Taylor to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Taylor

English (probably England), about 1650

Object Place

Probably London, England

Dimensions

L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.); W. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.); Weight 39.7 gm (1 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

36.150

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver