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Seals

Seals

Seals can be found on documents or attached to them and are a form of insuring authenticity. The image library holds seals of monarchs, nobles and senior churchmen. You can view a selection here.

Image of the seal of the Guardians of Scotland, Facsimile of the seal of the Guardians of Scotland showing St Andrew on the cross, 1292 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, RH5/55)

Facsimile of the seal of the Guardians of Scotland showing St Andrew on the cross, 4 July 1292 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, RH5/55)

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Image of the seal of Ingram Umfraville attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

Seal of Ingram Umfraville attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

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Image of the Seal of Patrick Dunbar, Earl of March, attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

Seal of Patrick Dunbar, Earl of March, attached to the Declaration of Arbroath,1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

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 Image of the seal of Alexander Fraser attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

Seal of Alexander Fraser attached to the Declarationof Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

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Image of the seal of Gilbert Hay attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

Seal of Gilbert Hay attached to the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7)

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Image of the seal of James VI, commission under the Great seal to John Earl of Mar to be Treasurer of Scotland, 9 December 1616 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD124/10/116)

Commission under the Great seal to john Earl of Mar to be Treasurer of Scotland, 9 December 1616 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD124/10/116)

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Image of the Remission of Rancour, James VI, royal pardon for treachery,with royal seal attached, 5 March 1580 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD430/ 179)

Royal pardon for treachery , with royal seal attached, 5 March 1580 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD430/179)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA02743

Seal of George Lauder, Bishop of Argyll, November 1454 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD112/1/8)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA03225

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