Seal of Doge Michele Steno (reverse)

Repousé gold over a core of wax and resin | 4.8cm | 1400-1409

Unknown Artist

This opulent seal, an example of the splendor surrounding the ruler of Venice, was once attached to a charter issued in 1409. Seals were molded or embossed and attached to official documents as evidence of authenticity. This example is thought to be ...
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