Seal matrix (1)

This small circluar seal matrix features a thistle motif, with an oval bearing the inscription 'DUMFRIES BURNS CLUB'.  It is mounted on a short broad handle made form plain dark wood.   A seal matrix was used to stamp a distinguishing mark onto molten wax as a means of representing identity, authority and status.
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length 84mm, diameter (top) 23mm, diameter (seal) 19mm
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metal & copper alloy (seal), wood (handle)
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