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Seal of John Bull, Archdeacon of Barnstaple

This seal belonged to John Bull, Archdeacon of Barnstaple, and was used with sealing wax to produce seals to attach to official documents. The design shows the sort of naïve...

Seal matrix with winged figure

A seal matrix was a personal object for wealthy individuals which was impressed into sealing wax to validate documents. This one is badly worn but is thought to show a...

Figure

The donor’s letter of this carving highlights the dangerous attitudes of the time, which are unacceptable and grossly inaccurate. By reading such documents we have a better understanding of the...

Writing tablet

These are are joining fragments of a wooden backing for a Roman wax writing tablet. They were recovered from the waterlogged and lower deposits of a well on the St...

Printing plate for Garton and King

Printing plates were used to print paper documents so the text reads in reverse. This reads “Our Mr...... will have the pleasure of waiting on you on or about..........when the...

Sealing wax ladle

This ladle was used by Customs officials in Exeter to melt sealing wax to seal official documents....

Seal of the Cathedral Chapter

As Exeter became an important religious, political and economic centre so documents needed to be authenticated with official seals. This is a copy of the seal used by the Cathedral...