People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Patrick, earl of Dunbar (d.1248) (1)

Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248)
Matrix Shape
Image description (obverse)
First seal, used in the early 1230s prior to the death of Patrick's father, Earl Patrick. The single-sided seal depicts the (future) earl on horseback to *sinister*, wearing chain armour and a flat-topped helmet. He is holding his sword in his right hand, and on his chest, supported by his left arm, is a plain shield with no charges.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
+ SIGILL PATRICII FILII COMITIS PATRICII (“Seal of Patrick, son of Earl Patrick”).
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) diameter. SW II, p.334. Durham 2806.