Bronze Seal Matrix of the Merchant Adventurers

Seal of the Merchant Adventurers.

The Round Seal or Company Seal was purchased by the Mercers Guild, now the Merchant Adventurers Hall in 1435.  It is made of bronze metal and is used to make a mark in hot wax that is then attached to documents to prove their authenticity.

The seal dates back to the medieval period.  It shows the Holy Trinity: God the Father is holding Christ crucified in his arms, and the little star probably represents the Holy Spirit.  On either side of the seal is a ship crossing the sea.  It is thought to represent the merchants' trade and also man's journey through the sea of life to the safety of Gods arms. 

What makes the seal so special is that it is still used at the hall today


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