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SEAL

Unique ID: LON-DB63F2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

A Post Medieval lead alloy wire seal from Hamburg, Germany (late 16th – 17th century). The seal comprises a single disc with a small loop at the top. On this example the loop is broken and missing, only the base of the loop remains. Obverse: Three towers; the central one has the portcullis half down. Obverse inscription: HAMB[OR]GER [DRAT] Reverse: RP ligature, trefoil on sprig between. An identical example is recorded in Egan (1994:123 no.352). Dimensions: diameter: 35.83mm; length: 38.13mm; thickness: 5.02mm; weight: 36.30g. Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1550
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 38.13 mm
Thickness: 5.02 mm
Weight: 36.3 g
Diameter: 35.83 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: London
County: Greater London Authority
District: City And County Of The City Of London
To be known as: City of London

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Open fresh water[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Running water[scope notes]

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Created: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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