Can someonne help me to decipher this unusual seal ? Many thanks

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Side carving of this seal

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The characters are

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which would be expressed today as 「令憲稽首」. This roughly translates to prostrate before the law.

What you have there looks like a seal recorded to be carved by an artisan named 黄士陵. See http://www.ne.jp/asahi/yoshitaka/hanko/kousiryou.html:

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The side says

仿彝器文 士陵

In imitation of bronze inscriptions, by 士陵

referring to the script style of the seal being bronze inscription shapes.

  • Thanks for the side carving translation. By the way, how did you found the japanese web site about this seal ?
    – jlphch
    Dec 19, 2020 at 12:31

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