People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Lindores Abbey

Lindores Abbey (fd1190)
Matrix Shape
pointed oval
Image description (obverse)
Single-sided thirteenth century seal, depicting the Virgin and Child in majesty on a bench. The Virgin has an open crown and *nimbus*, and holds a lily in her right hand and a church in her left. The Child has a *nimbus*, and has his right hand raised in benediction whilst his left holds an orb.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILLVM SANTE MARIE ET SCI ANDREE DE LVNDORS (“Seal of Saint Mary and Saint Andrew of Lindores”)
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 2 11/16 × 2 in. (67 × 51 mm.) SW I, p.191. Durham 3670.