Obverse: SIGILLO HOC NORMANORUM VVILLELMUM NOSCE PATRONUM
Know by this seal, William chief of the Normans
HOC ANGLIS REGEM SIGNO FATEARIS EUNDEM
By this sign know the same William, king of the English
The legends clearly show that, unlike all later seals, the obverse shows the king mounted.
First Seal - 1066 to 1087? - 3.25"
First seal from John Speed's 'Historie of Great Britaine'
Speed has mispelled FATEARIS on this seal
First seal from Sandford's Genealogical History, 1707
Second seal - 1066? to 1087
Second seal from Charles Knight's Pictorial History of England, 1838 - 1066? to 1087