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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Seal matrix

Late Medieval

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.

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

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