People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: John of Howburn (2)

John of Howburn
Matrix Shape
pointed oval
Image description (obverse)
Second of two seals of John of Howburn, surviving impression dateable to 1212 × 1221. The seal depicts three branches with leaves and flowers; according to the Durham catalogue, it is simply ‘a *floriated* device’.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
+ SIGILL IOHIS : DE HOVBVRNE (“Seal of John of Howburn”), letter N reversed.
Legend (reverse)
Dimensions: 1 ½ × 1 in. (38 × 25 mm.) SW II, p.423. Durham 2857.