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TITLE
The First Inverness Burgh Seal
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_687_P099
DATE OF IMAGE
1892
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
W Jolly and Sons
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31313
KEYWORDS
seals
emblems
symbols
government
burghs
towns
The First Inverness Burgh Seal

The first Burgh Seal of Inverness was not an armorial seal. Instead it had the image of Christ on the Cross on the front while the reverse showed the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus. Mary is surrounded by a lily, a crescent and a star. The crescent is characteristic of a ship and the star is the emblem of sailors. It was not unusual to find these symbols on the seals of coastal towns.

These seals appear in 'Scottish Notes and Queries' vol.V of June 1891 to May 1892

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The First Inverness Burgh Seal

1890s

seals; emblems; symbols; government; burghs; towns

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The first Burgh Seal of Inverness was not an armorial seal. Instead it had the image of Christ on the Cross on the front while the reverse showed the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus. Mary is surrounded by a lily, a crescent and a star. The crescent is characteristic of a ship and the star is the emblem of sailors. It was not unusual to find these symbols on the seals of coastal towns.<br /> <br /> These seals appear in 'Scottish Notes and Queries' vol.V of June 1891 to May 1892