Created: Original design, early seventeenth century
Medium: Seal of the Council of State
Publisher: Library of Virginia
Seal of the Governor’s Council
The seal of Virginia’s Council of State, also known simply as the Council or the governor's Council, bears the image of King James I on one side and the monarch's coat of arms on the other. Made up of about a dozen of colonial Virginia's wealthiest and most prominent men, the Council advised the royal governor or his deputy, the lieutenant governor, on all executive matters.