People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Dryburgh Abbey (abbot and monks)

Dryburgh Abbey (fd.1150)
Matrix Shape
pointed oval
Image description (obverse)
Single-sided seal of the abbot and convent of Dryburgh Abbey, described by Stevenson and Wood as the first seal. The seal depicts the abbot front face with a mitre, a crozier in his right hand and a book pressed to his chest in his left hand. At each side is a *roundel* and a curved line.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILLVM ABBATIS ET CONVENTV DE DRIBVRGH (“Seal of the abbot and convent of Dryburgh”)
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 1 5/16 × 1 3/16 in. SW I, p.177