- Object Number: LDOSJ_3618
- Date: 1121 - 1150
- Subject date: 1121 - 1150
- Production: 1850 - 1915
- Description: Three casts of a circular lead bulla. Obverse design: the Grand Master kneeling to the right, with face turned to the left in adoration before a patriarchal cross on the left. Legend round outside. Reverse design: body in shroud with cross at head, whole situated beneath a byzantine architectural canopy with dependent censers. Bier is on stilts.
- Additional Information: Cast of an original lead bull found detached by workmen repairing the bridge leading to Norwich Castle. Original in Norwich Castle Museum (Obj. reg.1894.76.238).
King (1932) suspects that this may be a 12h century forgery.
- Place: Museum of the Order of St John
- Acquisition Date: 1916
- Acquisition Method: Gift
- Acquisition Note: W. Barclay Squire, Esq.
- Inscription obverse: + RAIMVDVS CVSTVS HOSPITALIS HIERSVLAMEN
- Inscription reverse: + HOSPITALE DE HIERUSALEM
- Form or Iconography: Cast
- Form or Iconography: Plaster
- Form or Iconography: Wax
- Diameter: 45 mm
Author or Editor Type Title Page/Figure/Catalogue No. King, E.J. 1932 Literature Seals of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 13 Fincham, H. W. 1915 Literature Catalogue of the Museum at St.Johns Gate Birch, Walter de Gray 1887 Literature Catalogue of seals in the Department of manuscripts in the British Museum 850 Brad 1925 Literature 'Ancient Seals' in Gentleman's Magazine 497 Walford, W.S. 1853 Literature 'Examples of Medieval Seals' in The Archaeological Journal 141-142
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- For more information contact: Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John and the University of Birmingham 2016