The Seal of the Wardens of Exe Bridge

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The Seal of the Wardens of Exe Bridge

The seal is of bronze. Its inscription reads S'PONTIS EXE CIVTATIS EXONIE (the seal of Exe Bridge of the city of Exeter ). Above the arches of the bridge is a chapel (with a cross above the roof) and two other buildings. The chapel might be St Edmund's, built with the bridge. The seal was used by the wardens of the bridge, who administered lands and monies donated for its upkeep. The earliest surviving example of an impression of this seal is attached to a document of 1256-64.

Acknowledgments: Exeter City Museum