CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SF10830

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A lead two-part cloth seal measuring 28.9mm in diameter, disc 1 shows traces of moulding but whatever is depicted is not clear. Disc 2 has two circular grooves next to eachother near to one edge. Cloth seals were used in europe from the 13th to the 19th centuries to mark cloth for commercial sale (Egan 1995, 1).

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 15.7 g
Diameter: 28.9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2002

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Mid Suffolk
To be known as: BRAISEWORTH

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 12th March 2003
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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