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Dumfries Silver Collection

Dumfries Silver Marks

Stag’s head


Several Dumfries and Galloway families used the stag’s head on their crest, most notably the Maxwells. 


The Canongate district of Edinburgh also used a stag’s head as a town mark, and this has led to the work of Dumfries silversmiths being mis-attributed in the past.

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
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stag’s head
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