The slightly oval silver gilt seal plaque engraved with an intaglio of Teutonic Knight helm, below a shield depicting inside an arm wielding an ax, most probably the symbol of the Hanseatic League Guild of Blacksmiths.
Size of the top: 23 x 21 mm
Weight: 16.1 gr
Finger size: 9.5
The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns, stretched from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland during the Late Middle until 17th century
It ruled Baltic maritime trade along the coast of Northern Europe. The League was created to protect economic interests and diplomatic privileges in the cities and countries and along the trade routes the merchants visited.
The Hanseatic cities had their own legal system and furnished their own armies for mutual protection and aid.