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Seal matrix, of the Burgh of Dumfries

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Postcard of Seal matrix, of the Burgh of Dumfries.
000-100-002-643-C
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Seal matrix, of the Burgh of Dumfries

This is the seal matrix of Burgh of Dumfries. It dates from the 17th century and is made of steel.

The matrix depicts St Michael and the Dragon. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Seal of the Burgh Council of Dumfries'.

As centres of local government, burghs had their own seals which were used on documents to represent identity, authority and status. Like coats-of-arms, the images on them illustrate aspects of the burghs' origins and activities.


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Online ID: 000-100-002-643-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NM 25
Date: 17th century
Material: Steel. Inscription: SIGILLVM COMMVNE BVRGI DVMFRIES
Dimensions: 30 mm H x 46 mm D
What: Seal matrix / impression
Subject: Jewellery: seals, stamps (NMAS Classification)
Who: St Michael
Where: Scotland, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries
Event:
Description: Steel matrix and impression of the seal of the burgh of Dumfries
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