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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Pointed oval or vessica seal matrix (1)

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Lead seal matrix with an ecclesiastical figure in the centre and inscription around the edge.

 

This lead matrix would have been pressed into warm wax to leave an impression on the surface. The wax seal was attached to a document to prove that it was authentic.

Materials/Media:
lead
Dimensions:
L 32mm, W 20mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
SQRTM:1999.5.1
Digital Number:
SQDR001a, SQDR001b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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