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Second seal of the corporation of Winchelsea
2nd seal of the corporation of Winchelsea, early 14th century. Inscription SIGILLVM:BARONVM:DOMINI:REGIS:ANGLIE:DE:WINCHELLESE". Early fourteenth century sailing vessel. Quarter-rudder slung on the starboard side. In the bow two men are hauling on the anchor cable which runs aft to a windlass worked by two other men. This is the earliest representation of a windlass on a seal.
- Image reference: B4919
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London