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    Gold Plated Great Seal of the Confederate States of America. This seal measures approximately 3½" in diameter and is in excellent condition. Enclosed in its brown leather case with light green velvet lining, the seal is covered by a circular disk of glass surrounded by a metal ring that has protected this piece allowing it to stay in pristine condition.

    The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America was originally engraved by Joseph F. Wydon of London, England with the seal reaching the Confederacy in 1864. The original die is still in the Confederate Blockade runner port of Hamilton, Bermuda.

    This is a post-Civil War stamping of the Great Seal done as a memento of the Confederacy. With the words "The Confederate States of America : 22 February 1861" (a commemoration of the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis) above the words "De Vindice", Latin for "God Will Vindicate", the mottos are separated by two stars at the five and seven o'clock positions of the disk. Centered in the seal is the figure of George Washington on horseback, enclosed by a wreath designed to symbolize the principal products of the Confederacy, including cotton. Absolutely superb.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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