Seal matrix, of Forfar Prison, Angus

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Seal matrix, of Forfar Prison, Angus

This brass seal matrix, with wooden handle, is from Forfar Prison in Angus. It dates from the 19th century and was used for stamping wax seals with the prison insignia.

The matrix depicts a key with the inscription 'Forfar Prison'.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-692-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NM 180
Date: 19th century
Material: Brass and wood. Inscription: FORFAR PRISON
Dimensions: 87 mm H x 18 mm seal D x 21 mm top D
What: Seal matrix
Subject: Jewellery: seals, stamps (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Angus, Forfar
Description: Brass matrix of the seal of Forfar Prison, with a wooden handle
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