Wax impression of the Grimsby 'Havelok' Seal

Wax impression of the Grimsby 'Havelok' Seal

Anon.

modern impression; original die 13th century

England

wax impression

The Havelok story includes a character named Grim, a fisherman who raises Havelok before the hero marries the princess Goldeburgh and they regain their kingdoms. This tale became a founding legend for the town of Grimsby, and on its thirteenth-century seal are depicted Grim (in the centre), Havelok (left) and Goldeburgh (right), while a divine hand points from above. The text circling the seal reads ‘Sigillum comunitatis Grimebye’ [seal of the corporation of Grimsby].

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Wax impression of the Grimsby 'Havelok' Seal
Wax impression of the Grimsby 'Havelok' Seal