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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Seal matrix, Penninghame

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Small copper alloy seal matrix.  Decorated at both ends with a seal design comprising a worn inscription around a diagonal cross motif.

 

This double-ended seal matrix would have been owned and used by a local merchant.  It dates from the 15th or 16th century.

Place of Discovery:
Clachan of Penninghame, Wigtown
Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height: 24mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1999.11
Digital Number:
SMAH 073 a+b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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