Post Office GPO Round, Eagle & Dolphin Seal, 1691-1708

Post Office GPO Round, Eagle & Dolphin Seal, 1691-1708, Image by StuE, Found by Angel / Ged.
Found in Yorkshire, 20mm, 10.3g.

Crown above G.POST, Tudor rose beneath // eagle displayed and dolphin enbowed (two saltires in chief) in separate ovals that terminate in ornate scroll work above and to a much lesser extent below, three leaf design at the base, all in a rope border.

The arms are those of the joint post masters from 1691-1708, Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland. See <a href="http://postalheritage.org.uk/page/leadership">The British Postal Museum & Archive</a>, Complete list of Postmasters General.

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