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1865 Ohio State Seal Union Foundry C1776
C1776

8 x 8 pica (1 1/4 x 1 1/4)

A beautiful early State Seal from Ohio. The seal has the motto; Imperium in Imperio which was used from 1865 until 1867. The motto translates to: Empire within an Empire. The motto was considered too controversial for a post civil war society and was discontinued after two years. Electrotype copper face mounted on hardwood printers block.

Foundry Marking: Stamped on one side by Union Electrotype Foundry, Cleveland.

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