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14.006

 

Four Pine Cone Shield

+S' · PERE ∙ DE PINS ∙

[The] S[eal] of Pierre de Pins; Lombardic

Alternative: The seal of the father de Pins (of the pine trees). De Pins is an attested surname.
Pin = pine in Old and Modern French.

Matrix face 

MATRIX:
shield | 14th century | English; possibly French | copper alloy| engraved|

   
     
Seal view

SEAL:
Probably four pine cones on shield-shaped seal matrix, rising on branching pine stem (with needles and off shoots shown) with 3 cones in row at top of field.
Bio. Ref. # 1, Pine, more commonly Pyne, also Pin, nickname of tall upright man. In French Le Pin (Calvados); in England possibly "dweller by the Pine"; several names/locations given.

   
     

Back or Side view

BACK/HANDLE:
loop; loop near top of flat back

   
height : 2.4 cm
width : 2.1 cm
diagonal :    
length :    
blank : 0.21 cm
other :    
weight : 5.38 grams

Provenance

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Fd. Winchester

Bio.Ref.

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(1) Reaney, P. H.; A Dictionary of British Surnames, 2nd edition ; pp 274

     

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Name
Personal
Abstract and Foliate ; Shield

   

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