Familiewapens op lakstempels / zegelstempels,
soms bekend, soms onbekend.
Coat of arms on wax seal stamps,
sometimes known, sometimes unknown.
Collection: Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands



a wonderful wrought / forged iron 
17th century 
wax seal stamp, made in the form of the flower of the
Crocus Sativus
protecting the Safran inside

 the matrix has a heraldic coat of arms, showing:
on the shield a tree in full leaf,
as supporters two lions, 
one half and rampant, 
the other lion rampant and rear regardant with tongue and tail,
as crest a barred helmet 
an outcoming, half lion with tongue, tail and sword

we have not been able to trace this coat of arms

We have been looking for the combination 
of safran with the image on the matrix.
We came across the Swiss village Linn, 
in the kanton of Aargau in the Schrattentahl.
This village has a single tree as it's coat of arms,
that tree represents the famous 
Lime tree of Linn
also called the
Linner Linde or d' Lende vo Lenn
The region of Aargau is known for it's safran culture.
Safran was used as medicin during the pandemic plague of the Black Death 
during the 14th, up into the 19th century.

A saga of the Linn Tree is about the victims died of that plague,
who have been burried in a mass grave outside the village
and the tree was planted on that spot.

this antique lacquer wax seal stamp is for sale at 
Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands