Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
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During 1919-21, when we were broke, we started selling off parts of our collections, including a portrait of James II which went to The Crown!
Founded in the 7th Century, Glastonbury Abbey became one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the land by the mid-late mediaeval period. An “Engraving of a seal of the Abbey of Glaston” in the British Museum’s collection, identical to this wax impression, is dated 1536. This seal may have been in use for much longer.