Introduction: Seals


There are more than 560 seal matrices and in the region of 400 seal impressions in the Schoyen collection, 27 available on this website. The collection starts with 150 stamp seal matrices from the 5th and 4th millennium BC, and ends with wax seals on medieval documents and papal lead bullas. The core of the collection is about 400 mainly English, private medieval stamp seal matrices, surpassing the size of British Museum's comparable holdings.