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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Seal matrix

Period:
Late Medieval
Description:

This late medieval seal would have been used for marking documents and bagged goods.  The central perforation was to attach the seal to a chain or belt.  The now illegible inscription included the name of the owner, probably a local landowner or merchant.

 

A double-ended seal matrix with a central perforation.  The back has an illegible inscription around a diagonal cross motif.  The same motif is repeated on the top but without the inscription.

Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
height 24mm, diameter 19mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1999.11
Digital Number:
SRDR001a; SRDR001b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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