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Magical Sigil, Found in Devil's Dyke, English, 16th Century

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Inventory Number: 46378
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1950-18
Brief Description: Matrix of an English magic sigil or device, possibly dating from the 16th Century. The matrix produces a version of the Sigillum Dei known through manuscript traditions of the Sworn Book of Honorius. For comparable examples and access to the literature, see László Sándor Chardonnens and Jan R. Veenstra. "Carved in Lead and Concealed in Stone: A Late Medieval Sigillum Dei at Doornenburg Castle." Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 9, no. 2 (2014): 117-156.
Provenance: Transferred from the Ashmolean Museum in 1950. Presented to the Ashmolean Museum by Sir Francis Palgrave between 1836 and 1861.
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3 53 mm

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Plaster Cast of Sigil

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Inventory Number: 46378
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Plaster Cast of Sigil.
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Dimensions:
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3 53 mm

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