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An Exhibition about Medieval Seals

Seals were used as a means of proving that legal documents were genuine and could be small or large, often with intricate detailing. In 2014, the Berkshire Record Office displayed an exhibition on medieval seals found in the archives. Click on the links and display cases to discover more about these amazing small objects of power.

The Purpose of Seals

The Anatomy of a Seal: the Language

The Anatomy of a Seal: the Matrix

Image of Small Objects of Power seal

Display Cases

Church Power: Bishops and Archdeacons

4 image(s)

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Church Power: Orders and Houses

3 image(s)

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Church Power: Popes and Archbishops

2 image(s)

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Landed Power

21 image(s)

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Merchant Power

5 image(s)

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