Historical information

This seal was stamped into hot wax to officialise documents.
Armorial bearings are used by municipal councils to authenticate documents and deeds with a clearly recognisable 'corporate signature', known as the Common Seal. It is an adaptation of a tradition used in medieval England. Seals usually combine a coat of arms or logo with some sort of motto. The Williamstown City Council seal is simply composed of text.

Physical description

Brass round seal with wooden handle. Remnants of red wax remain in seal.

Inscriptions & markings

Williamstown City Council Seal
Roeszler, Melbourne