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The Royal Burgh of Dumfries

Wax impression of the seal matrix of the Commissary Clerk of Dumfries

Period:
17th Century
Description:
A seal matrix was used to stamp a distinguishing mark onto molten wax as a means of representing identity, authority and status. This seal would have been used by the Commissary Court on documents dealing with matters of marriage and inheritence.
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1935.27
Digital Number:
DMDR001b
Creation Date:
1630
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council