Stamp of Chester Abbey
ID
 
589
 
Original Country
 
England
 
Region
 
Cheshire
 
Sorting Title
 
Stamp of Chester Abbey, obverse
 
Subject
 

Description: In the center of the circular stamp, Werburga of Chester sits on a bench, holding a crozier in her right hand and book in left. She sits under the center arch of the church of Chester Abbey, surmounted by banners. She is flanked by two standing monks (one destroyed) possibly holding objects, under arches. Within the trefoil and quatrefoils are the heads of four monks (one destroyed).

Border inscription: SIGILL[VM CONVENTVS ECCL]ESIE [SA]NCTE [WERBURGE].

 
Creation Date
 
1230-1250
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

wax, two-sided stamp

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

Condition of the seal is heavily mutilated.

 
Current Repository
 

London: British Museum

 
Repository Number
 
Birch 2913
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,55 A 101674
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Stamp of Chester Abbey.