Seals in context: Medieval Wales and Welsh Marches

21 April – 29 September

This exhibition explores the economy, politics and religion of medieval Wales through these fascinating and intricate objects. Seals shed light on many aspects of medieval society, including representations of personal identity, expressions of faith, portrayal of lineage and the circulation of ideas.

The ‘Seals in Medieval Wales’ (SiMeW) project, undertaken by the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth in collaboration with the Department of History and Welsh History at Bangor University, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The project has been running since September 2009 and has recorded around 3,500 seals from across Wales and the Marches in order to explore aspects of medieval society and economy, politics, religion and expressions of identity in new ways.