Sunday, 21 December 2014

The 12 Seals of Christmas #11

Our penultimate seasonal seal is taken from our Sheriff Court collection. It is taken from an envelope (with no letter within) which is addressed to James Robertson. No date or other information are available.

It is a lovely, simple seal with nymph-like creatures either side of a shield with urns on their heads and garlands around their waists.

Orkney Archive reference: SC/11/86/12/2a/29


  1. Intrigued. I'm interested in old documents and their history - also the style of handwriting (script) as I dabble from time to time in calligraphy.

  2. Thanks, we dabble too. Unfortunately, in this case, there is not much to go on. Unless the seal itself is a clue.


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