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Great analysis on a tricky seal. Thank you KGB for pursuing it.KGB wrote: ↑Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 pmgot this off the FLO today.
I ran the seal past a colleague of mine who is good with these things. He replied:
I make it S’ fris [with contraction mark over the i for the missing -atr- ] petri. clu/uere
S[eal] of Brother Peter Culver
The last name – if it is a name [ it might always be his occupation/office within some monastic establishment] I’m pretty sure is to be read
Cluuere which makes no sense to me as it stands! 2 possibilities suggest themselves:
1. If we allow the engraver got a bit carried away, then the surname Cluer is a possibility.
2. Bearing in mind that the 2nd -u- might stand for ‘v’ – then it would be cluvere
In its turn, cluver might easily be a metathesised form of the surname Culver
Cluer [in origin French, occupational, < clou-eur, ‘nailer, nail-maker’]
DBS – s.n. Clower – gives William le Cloer Somerset 1201; Stephen le cloer London 1292;
Culver [OE, ME = ‘dove’]
Thomas Colvere 1221 Worcs [OES]
John Culuare 1327 Glos [MED]
I think Culver is far more likely than Cluer
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