People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Robert, earl of Strathearn (1223-45)

Robert, earl of Strathearn (1223-45)
Matrix Shape
Image description (obverse)
Single-sided seal of Robert, earl of Strathearn (1223-45), used in conjunction with his counterseal (not a double-sided seal as implied by Stevenson and Wood). The seal depicts Robert on horseback to *sinister*, wearing armour, a surcoat and a flat-topped helmet, carrying a sword slanting upwards behind his head with his right hand. A shield on his breast bears arms of a lion *rampant*. The same arms appear on his horse’s caparisons.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILL’ ROBERTI . COMITI[IS DE STRATH]ERAN (“Seal of Robert, earl of Strathearn”).
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 2 3/8 in. diameter. SW III, p.625.