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City of London, Common Seal; reverse, figure of St Thomas Becket; C1220

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City of London, Common Seal; reverse, figure of St Thomas Becket; C1220
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Full image caption

This is an impression from the Common Seal of the City of London, which would have been used to authenticate documents made by the City of London authorities. This is an impression of the reverse of the seal. It depicts Thomas Becket, the London-born archbishop of Canterbury who was killed in 1170. Becket is shown seated, wearing his archbishop's vestments. There is a crowd of people on either side of him and underneath him is the London skyline, including the City walls and the spires of churches.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1210 AD - 1230 AD
Image Number
 
013778

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