Accsession No.:

2011.3799
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Description

Circular bronze papyrus seal box hinged, on one face a red background with circular design; four holes on reverse.

Inscription

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Notes

- Alan Cole: Roman seal box with red enamel. decoration. A cord would have been wound round a papyrus scroll or a roll of papyrus and passed through the notches in the side of the box. A blob of molten was would have then been dropped onto the cords in the box and a seal impressed into it. The box would then have been closed. This would make it easy to see if the seal had been tampered with.

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

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Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Roman

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Seal

Category

Seal

Materials

bronze

wax

Dimensions

w: -, h: -, d: 7