Lead seal templates

Lead seal templates

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Credit: TON KINSBERGEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lead seal templates. These templates (round) were used to impress a design onto wax used to seal an historical document, like the ones seen here. If the wax seal was delivered unbroken, the recipient could be sure that no-one, other than the sender, had read the document.

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Keywords: authority, design, device, document, early, equipment, foreign, german, handwriting, handwritten, historical, history of science, instrument, language, lead, letter, old, seal, security, symbol, technology, template, writing

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