Great Seal
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Countries

  • Great Seal of Canada
    Great Seal of Canada
    The Great Seal of Canada is a seal used for official purposes of state in Canada such as the certification of Acts of Parliament that have been granted Royal Assent....

    • Great Seal of Ontario
  • Great Seal of France
    Great Seal of France
    The Great Seal of France is the official seal of the French Republic.- Description :The Great Seal features Liberty personnified as a seated Juno wearing a crown with seven arches. She holds a fasces and is supported by a ship's tiller with a cock carved or printed on it. At her feet is a vase...

  • Seal of the President of Ireland
  • Great Seal of the Realm
    Great Seal of the Realm
    The Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom is a seal that is used to symbolise the Sovereign's approval of important state documents...

     (United Kingdom)
    • Great Seal of Northern Ireland
      Great Seal of Northern Ireland
      The Great Seal of Northern Ireland is the seal used for Northern Ireland. The great seal is currently under the possession of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland...

    • Great Seal of Scotland
      Great Seal of Scotland
      The Great Seal of Scotland allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually. Wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the monarch wishes to make official...

    • Welsh Seal
      Welsh Seal
      The Welsh Seal is a seal to be used for Wales. Provision for a Welsh seal was made in Part 4 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 which also designated the First Minister of Wales as "Keeper of the Welsh Seal"...

  • Great Seal of the State (Peru)
  • Great Seal of the United States
    Great Seal of the United States
    The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself , and more generally for the design impressed upon it...


Historic seals

  • Great Seal of the Commonwealth¬†(1655)
  • Confederate Seal
    Confederate Seal
    The Great Seal of the Confederate States was the official seal of the government of the Confederate States of America, which consisted of eleven states that voted to secede from the United States, leading to the American Civil War....

  • Public Seal of Hong Kong
    Public Seal of Hong Kong
    The Public Seal of Hong Kong , formally known as Public Seal of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the seal for certifying government documents and legislations...

    , the official seal prior to the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong
  • Great Seal of the Irish Free State
    Great Seal of the Irish Free State
    The Great Seal of the Irish Free State is the seal which was used to seal official documents of the Irish Free State by the Governor-General. The Great Seal is currently on public display at National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, Dublin.Both sides of the Great Seal feature an image of...

  • The Seal of Solomon
    Seal of Solomon
    In Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon, which variously gave him the power to command demons, genies , or to speak with animals.-In legend :...

    is often referred to as the Great Seal
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