William I

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