French, Customs Seal, 50

Customs Seal, French, CI, Image by StuE Found by Colin Gilbert Customs Seal, French, 50, Image by StuE Found by Colin Gilbert.
Found on the Essex, Suffolk border.

Small seal with deep circular indentation on both sides, one containing the stylised letters CI, the other the number 50

From a distinctive group of seals with various numbers on the reverse. Some have CONTRIBUTIONS around the inner raised edge and possibly IND - an abbreviation of Indirect to give 'Contributions Indirectes' - indirect taxes (French). "Taxes can be divided into direct taxes (taxes on income or property), and indirect taxes (taxes on alcohol and tobacco)." From 'France as a superpower 1700 - 1715'

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