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A Ring of Twisted Rush

Date: 1440 | Reference: D/EBY/T1/38

This seal shows the occasional practice of surrounding a seal impression with dried and twisted rushes, for its better preservation. In this instance, the rush is visible also on the reverse.

The seal - depicting a wolf's head in profile - belonged to Walter Shiryngton, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1440. It is attached to a deed signifying the end of legal actions against William Perkyns of Ufton Court.

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