Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Taunton Maltese Cross with Eye of Providence seal

Here is another example of a black Taunton Maltese Cross from February 1841 (the same date as the second cover on the previous sheet).  This wrapper is distinguished by the small seal which bears the all seeing Eye of Providence. 

This symbol has been part of masonic iconography from 1797 and appears on the reverse of US dollar bills at the top of a pyramid.


 


2 comments:

  1. Will you agree to amend your dating to 1782 when America's Great Seal was adopted (knowing many originators including Washington and Franklin were Masons)?

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  2. Will you agree to amend your dating to 1782 when America's Great Seal was adopted (knowing many originators including Washington and Franklin were Masons)?

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