People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Richard, bishop of St Andrews (d.1178)

Richard, bishop of St Andrews (d.1178)
Matrix Shape
pointed oval
Image description (obverse)
Single-sided seal depicting the bishop standing on a plinth front face with mitre; right hand raised in benediction, left hand holding a crozier turned inwards.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILLVM ⋅ RICARDI ⋅ DEI ⋅ GRACIA ⋅ SCOTTORV ⋅ EPISCOPI (“Seal of Richard, by the grace of God, bishop of the Scots”)
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: approx. 3 × 1 7/8 in. (cf. Greenwell and Blair's measurement of 76 × 22 mm.) SW I, p.83. Durham 3616 (1).