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Seal impression


Seal matrix showing an armoured man on horseback on one side and an obelisk with scroll ornament on the other, with two impressions in red and grey matter, from Raewick, Shetland, 12th century

Museum reference

H.NM 42

Object name

Seal impression

Production information

Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe
Scandinavia, EUROPE


12th century


Copper alloy

Physical description

Excellent condition.


Raewick, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe


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Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

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