Christological personal seals and Christocentric devotion in later medieval England and Wales

Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-68
Number of pages22
JournalAntiquaries Journal
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
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The study of British personal seals, particularly those that are non-armorial, is oneof the n neglected areas of sigillographie research; these seals, however, provide the widest range of desi and the largest number of extant examples in the entire field. This paper focuses upon one aspee such seals, the Christological designs and legends used on them, and integrates them into the broa area of the study of late medieval Christocentric devotion in order to demonstrate both the rich source of new material provided by personal seals, and the way in which they can add to understanding of more general issues of a historical period.