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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Pointed oval or vessica seal matrix

Period:
Medieval
Description:

This bronze 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:
bronze
Dimensions:
L 32mm, W 17mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1982.67
Digital Number:
DMDR012n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council