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69. Seal of Mordechai Son of Menuchem/Gumprecht

* Mordekai ben * MenaḤem

[at right]

S’ GVMPRECHT

Seal of Gumprecht

Dimensions: 29 mm. Impression.

Location: State Archives of the Canton of Zurich, Document C I, No. 277.

Bibliography: Ulrich, 1768; A. Kisch, 1882; Jewish Encyclopedia’ 1907, s.v. “Seal,” Pl. II, No. 23; Escher and Schweizer, 1920; Guggenheim-Grünberg, 1967; Widmer, 1977.

In the center or this seal there is a shield on which are shown three Jews’ hats, triangular in shape and attached to each other at the crowns. The shield is in high relief on a patterned background, perhaps to suggest chain mail. The letters are enclosed in two beaded circles. To the right of what seems to be a rosette between florets are the Latin letters, to the left the Hebrew letters. By tradition, the Hebrew name Mordechai is usually translated as Gomprecht or Gumprecht.

Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344859
MARC Record
OCLC
1055142843
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-SA
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