MS 001150

MS 001150
Rare Medieval Bronze 'Simon Burel' Seal Matrix
Copper alloy, 10.64 grams, 24.49 mm. Circa 13th/14th Century A.D. A circular personal seal adorned with the coat of arms of the owner in the centre: a chevron within a heater shaped shield. Around the perimeter is the inscription, + S' SIMON BVREL, seal of Simon Burel. Ref: Similar to Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills, page 26. An extremely rare piece of genuine personal family history in good very fine condition.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burrell, Burrel, Birrell, Burrill, Burril, Birril, Berrill and many more. First found in Berwickshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Some of the first settlers of this family name in the United States were: George Burrell who settled in Lynn Mass. in 1630; John Burrell settled in Boston in 1635; Robert settled in Virginia in 1663 with his wife and three children.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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