The seal of the first owners of Mir Castle


An interesting exhibit appeared in the exhibition hall, dedicated to the first owners of Mir Castle, on August 24, 2017. This is the metal matrix of the seal which was discovered in Mir. The seal was given to the museum in 2011. On the seal matrix one can clearly see the coat of arms: there are three beams on the cartouche, their length decreases from top to bottom; above the cartouche there are the initials, two Latin letters: "I [erzy] І [linicz]". In its features the matrix dates back to the early 16th century and, according to researchers, it belonged to the owner of Mir Castle, Yury Illinich. Dimensions of the matrix: 16 × 18 mm, handle height – 28 mm.