Deep pockets may be needed, though – Robert the Bruce’s seal is estimated at £80,000-120,000 at Timeline Auctions on December 4 at a sale in central London. The auction house describe it as ‘probably the most important medieval seal to come to market’.
The ‘medieval King Robert the Bruce of Scotland and Dunfermline Abbey cokete seal matrix pair’ was commissioned to be cut on July 10, 1322. It is contained in a hinged wooden box with velvet-lined recesses and labels; the seal matrix is in two parts with locating posts (these inserted and soldered in place) and sockets. more