A Nice Case Study in the Evolution of Numismatic Iconography!

“This bale seal was excavated at a site bounded by John St. and Water St. in Lower Manhattan (NYC).”   The ANS acquired it in 2005.

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The iconography has a long long history!  One I touched upon in a footnote of a forthcoming article:

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I wish I’d known about this seal before I corrected these proofs!    Relevant images below:

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