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Papal 'bulla' issued by Pope Clement II

Period:
11th Century
Description:

This papal seal or 'bulla' authenticated documents sent from Rome to Christian churches across Europe.  The find site was the location of the Northumbrian church of St Cuthbert, probably in the 9th century, and this object is almost certainly associated with that church.

 

An irregular circular lead disc struck on both sides with the Pope's name on the obverse, and the heads of St Peter and St Paul on the reverse.

Place of Production:
Rome, Italy
Materials/Media:
lead
Dimensions:
diameter 35mm, depth 1mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Accession number:
STEWM:0358
Digital Number:
SWDR001a; SWDR001b
Creation Date:
1046-1047
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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