Fob Seal Depicting Edmund Halley and his Comet

Fob Seal Depicting Edmund Halley and his Comet



18 mm across


Eighteenth Century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Scientific


A small steel fob seal depicting the head of Edmund Halley and his comet, some discoloration of the steel as shown. Halley’s comet has been known and recorded since 240BC however Halley was the first person to realise that this was the reappearance of the same comet with a periodicity of 74-79 years. it was last seen in 1986. The suspension ring of the seal is missing

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Fletcher Wallis

Fletcher Wallis sells objects and books relating to the history of science, medicine and technology from his unit at Admiral Vernon Arcade Portobello Road. He publishes books through Vernier Press, including Antique Medicine Chests, and Corkscrew Patents from 1795. He has been dealing for thirty five years.

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