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University seal box

Silver-gilt

Origin: London

Date: 1822-1823

8.6 cm length; 6.9 cm width; 64 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, king's head, 1822-3, maker's mark of William Bateman I

Presented by Miss Ellinor M. Allen of Southfield, Woodchester; AN1941.812

T. Schroder (2009), no. 316

This seal box was attached to a degree of Doctor of Divinity by Diploma, conferred on 30 November 1829 on his elevation as bishop of Oxford. These boxes were generally supplied by local goldsmiths and cost about a pound each.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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