Property from a Private Pennsylvania Collector
Unique American Silver Hand Seal for the 1st Continental (Rifle) Regiment, 1776
inverted pear-shaped handle in turned wood, the silver collar with molded borders above flat silver disc, intaglio engraved with the regimental device of a tiger escaping a hunter's net, with 'P.M./1st Rt' superimposed above and with the motto 'Domari Nolo' ('I will not be subjugated') below.
Diameter of seal 1 in. (2.5 cm); Height overall 3 3/8 in. (8.1 cm)
The only American Revolutionary War regimental seal extant.
Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD
Wax seal on Private Christopher Hartong's discharge paper, July 1st 1776, with the present lot
1st Continental Regiment Standard
More information can be found at Sotherby's.