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    Gold Plated Great Seal of the Confederate States of America.
    This seal measures approximately 3.5" in diameter and is in excellent condition. Enclosed in its brown leather case with red velvet lining, the seal is covered by a circular disk of glass surrounded by a metal ring that has protected it over the years, allowing it to stay in pristine, untouched 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. 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 1862" (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 wheat, cotton, tobacco, corn, cane sugar and rice. Since the embossing machine was left in Bermuda, the seal saw little or no use during the war. In 1873, electrotype copies were made by Samuel H. Black of New York from the original seal held by Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge. The versions produced came in copper, silver plated and gold plated.

    Condition: Excellent. The seal itself is without flaw; the case is worn on the exterior, but is fully intact and functional.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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