Unpublished Counter-Seal of Kilwinning

W H Scott (Author)


Keyword(s):
Seal, Seal Matrix, Scottish
Location(s):
Kilwinning Abbey; Kilwinning; North Ayrshire; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Medieval

Abstract


Mr. W.H. Scott communicated Mr. Henry Laing's account of an unpublished seal and counter-seal of Kilwinning Abbey. Based on its lettering style, Gothic, Laing surmises that the seal is early 14th century, whereas the counter-seal appears to be of lower standard of craftsmanship and thus, according to Laing of a later date. Scott and Laing disagree on the conclusions that can be reached on the basis of this evidence, Laing thinking the original counter-seal had been lost and hastily replaced, Scott that it was a deliberate change.

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Published
30-11-1852
How to Cite
Scott, W. (1852). Unpublished Counter-Seal of Kilwinning. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1, 70-71. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.001.70.71
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