Golden seal

Title: Golden seal
Culture: New age
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn
Chronology: 1500 - 1650 AD
Description: Seals like this one wete populair in medieval times and even more recent. The seal, pressed in wax on an official document, holds the same power as a signature. In the 16th and 17th century, when more people learn how to read and write, the seal gets replaced by the signature. But even today seals are still used by families with noble blood.