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Niklas
2018-09-24, 12:38

Identity theft an issue in 14th century Sweden

Archaeologists have found part of a seal that probably belonged to archbishop Petrus Philippi who died 1341.

Seals were used instead of signatures during the Middle Ages in order to authenticate documents, as well as for sealing documents or packaged.

When Philippi died in 1341, the stamp was most likely destroyed right after his death. "That was done to prevent people from impersonating the bishop by using his seal”.

It seems not much has happened in 700 years. Identity theft is an even bigger problem now. ;-)

(Photo by Acta Konserveringscentrum)


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

Leia
2018-09-24, 17:56
#1

People never change it seems haha.

All the best, Leia

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Tammie
2018-09-27, 18:03
#2

Back then you would have had only a few options. Steal the seal or attempt to fabric a copy. Nowadays, you have a plethora of options for stealing someone’s identity.

Happy creating!

Tammie

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