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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Bronze seal matrix

Period:
Medieval
Description:
Seal matrix of the Abbot of Dundrennan.  A seal matrix was used to stamp a distinguishing mark onto molten wax as a means of representing identity, authority and status.
Materials/Media:
metal, bronze
Dimensions:
height 50mm, width 31mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1986.22
Digital Number:
DMDR004n
Creation Date:
1200
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council