People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Henry, earl of Northumberland

Henry, earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon (d.1152)
Matrix Shape
Image description (obverse)
This single-sided seal shows the earl on horseback to *sinister*, wearing armour, a hauberk and a *coif* of mail. He also has a helmet without nasal, and holds a sword in his right hand and a long kite-shaped shield in his left. The horse has a fringed saddle-cloth and ornamental breast-band.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILLVM HENRICI COMITIS NORTHUMBERLANDIE FILLII REGIS SCOTIE (“Seal of Henry, earl of Northumberland, son of the king of Scotland”).
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 2 7/8 in. diameter. SW I, p.40.