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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Seal matrix (broken)

Period:
Medieval
Description:

This is a seal of one of the Abbots of Dundrennan, which has been deliberately broken in half when taken out of use, to prevent its illicit use.

 

The broken lower half of a flat vesica shaped seal, with a ridged back.  It bears a matrix impression depicting an Abbot with a crozier and text around the circumference of the design, which can be retored to read SIGILLUM AB'ET CONVENT DE DUNDRENNAN.

Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length 30mm (60mm if intact), width (max) 30mm, depth (max) 30mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Accession number:
STEWM:1992.39.01
Digital Number:
SWDR004n
Creation Date:
13th century
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council