People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Burgh of Glasgow

Burgh of Glasgow
Matrix Shape
Image description (obverse)
The first seal of the burgh of Glasgow, in use by the thirteenth century. This single-sided seal depicts the head and neck of Saint Kentigern (Saint Mungo) on a *diapered* background; he front-face, wearing a mitre. To *dexter* is a bird perched on a branch, while to *sinister* is a hand-bell and a salmon *hauriant* with a ring in its mouth.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILLVM COMVNE DE GLAGV (“Seal of the community of Glasgow”)
Legend (reverse)
Other features: beaded borders. Shape: round. Dimensions: 2 ¼ in. diameter. SW I, p.64.