£30K Seal belonging to Catherine the Great on sale after 200 years inside a biscuit tin

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A seal belonging to Empress Catherine the Great has sold for £22,900 after being found in an old biscuit tin of bric-a-brac.<br />
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The gold seal dates back to the 1780s and would have been used in the Russian royal court as an official seal.<br />
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It was commissioned by the Empress along with a second seal of the same design which is kept at The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia.