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Museum Accession Number FIFER:2016.0005
Inscriptions

S’ WILLI DE LAMB’TOIU EPISC ANDRE (outside edge of seal)

Measurement Line × 26 (whole)
Object Name seal
Collection Archaeology
Association Name

William De Lamberton, Diocese of St Andrews

Historical Background

Bishop Lamberton was an important figure during the First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328). A seal matrix is a small stamp typically made of lead or copper alloy and used to impress a seal into wax, clay, or paper. Found through metal detecting and acquired through Treasure Trove, 2015. Purchased with funding and support from the Friends of Kirkcaldy Galleries, the Art Fund and the Beecroft Bequest.