1655 Lead Uniface Seal of the Court of the Upper Bench of Ireland


Court of the Upper Bench (or Court of Common Pleas) of Ireland, 1655, a cast lead uniface Counterseal (reverse), similar, 84mm, 153.49g (Nathanson p.22; Henfrey p.216 and pl. vi, 14; Vertue xxv; Platt I, p.307; Birch 17351).

Considered to be a proof impression from the die, very fine; pierced at top for suspension


Assumed Ex Helen Farquhar's - as a photo of this seal was loose in Helen Farquhar's copy of Henfrey, and it is likely that it belonged to her

H. Oppenheimer Collection, Christie's Auction, 27-9 July 1936, lot 306 (part), where it was noted as a "lead proof impression ...";

Bought Spink 1978.


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