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King George's Broad Arrow seal, ca. 1812

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King George's Broad Arrow seal, ca. 1812

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A closeup of the Broad Arrow seal used to designate the property of King George (1660-1727). The seal is on a bottle that may have been used for medicine. It was found on the British Brig Boxer that was lost in a battle with the Enterprize off Monhegan Island during the War of 1812.

The mark was used on trees in Maine that the king's agents designated for his use for ship masts.

Other Information


  • Title: King George's Broad Arrow seal, ca. 1812
  • Creation Date: circa 1812
  • Subject Date: circa 1812
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Local Code: 236*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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LC Subject Headings

Seals
Bottles
Containers
Medicine
Boxer (Ship)--Equipment and supplies

Other Keywords

Folk art

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