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  • SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 15:47:43 @ 9th August 2012.

For a better example of this seal see Comparing the image of St George spearing the dragon with this seal I believe I can just about make it out. The indentification of MCP remains unknown.

About: Seal NLM-982C76
Modern Lincolnshire

Teresa Gilmore wrote @ 11:51:33 @ 9th August 2012.

Could this be a post medieval paper knife / letter opener?

About: Unidentified object DUR-703A30
Post medieval North Yorkshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 22:46:41 @ 8th August 2012.

This is probably an early form of the Augsburg cloth seal. The small and relatively simple pinecone has a star either side of it made up of three crossing lines. The other face consists of a bishop's crozier with a 'black letter'? next to it. Only the pointed and hooked end of the crozier can be made out clearly but other parts are there. Compare with the only other example of the same type on the database see YORYM-434541. For further examples see ; & . This type of Augsburg seal is the least common. Most of the later ones have the much more detailed pinecones with the elaborate 'A's so commonly represented on this and other databases.

About: Cloth seal SF-261786
Post medieval Suffolk

Paul Cannon wrote @ 21:03:27 @ 7th August 2012.

For another Gloucester seal of the same series see

About: Cloth seal GLO-BE1C08
Post medieval Gloucestershire

Antony Dufort wrote @ 12:24:30 @ 5th August 2012.

This item is not part of a stirrup but the projecting sharp part of a spur.-the sleeved iron point being the remains of the 'goad'. I have a similar item but more complete, retaining the broken junction with the curved body of the spur which makes this certainly the right description.

About: Stirrup NLM-48A1E4
Early medieval North Lincolnshire

Teresa Gilmore wrote @ 08:58:35 @ 3rd August 2012.

It is possible that it is a spoon finial, but equally that style was used for pipe tampers as well. It was the narrowing at the top which suggested to me that it was more likely a pipe tamper as opposed to a spoon finial. But thank you for your comment, feedback is always welcomed.

About: Pipe tamper WAW-65B8D7
Post medieval Warwickshire

  • COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 06:46:54 @ 1st August 2012.

Hello Maybe RIC 1228d (hook) - MILAN just for fun siliquae

About: Coin NARC-1DCF45
Roman Northamptonshire

  • COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 21:02:55 @ 31st July 2012.

Yes, RIC VIII 233 of LYON, not ARLES. Just for fun Silqiuae

About: Coin BUC-F94AF7
Roman Buckinghamshire

Len Eeles wrote @ 16:38:01 @ 30th July 2012.

I was the finder of this object. What the recorder fails to mention is that the "otter",( I think so), has eyes probably made of garnets.They are less than pinhead size, but can be clearly seen under a microscope.Len.

About: Unidentified object CAM-532F88
Unknown Cambridgeshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 05:58:56 @ 30th July 2012.

I believe this cloth seal relates to the German city of Ulm. For another example of the same type see SOMDOR-0545E8. See also SUSS-7D0705; NMS-A19BF3 & SF-C97654 for three further Ulm seals with the same arms but of a different type.

About: Cloth seal LEIC-167F56
Medieval Leicestershire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 05:41:21 @ 30th July 2012.

I believe this cloth seal relates to the German city of Ulm. Based on clearer examples the inscription, in 'black lettering' reads ''brief" ie goods. See SUSS-7D0705 & NMS-A19BF3 for the same type. See SOMDOR-0545E8 & LEIC-167F56 for two further Ulm seals with the same arms but with the front part of an ox and the letter V ('U' for Ulm).

About: Cloth seal SF-C97654
Post medieval Suffolk

  • COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 05:17:20 @ 30th July 2012.

Hello, Maybe RIC12b... because place free on the right of the letter "S". Never see it. Siliquae

About: Coin NLM-B77AE2
Roman Lincolnshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 04:53:53 @ 30th July 2012.

This cloth seal contains the names of two Suffolk towns, Ipswich and Woodbridge. The inscription reads [SIG].GIPWIC.WOODBRIGE. See "Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum" by Geoff Egan (1994), no:103, fig. 24 pp. 52 & 175.

About: Cloth seal LON-C01113
Medieval Greater London Authority

  • COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 20:33:12 @ 29th July 2012.

Hello It's VOT/XV/MVLT/XX Just for fun SILIQUAE

About: Coin NARC-E89F22

  • SEAL
StuE wrote @ 15:57:39 @ 29th July 2012.

Flax Bale Seal from the port of Riga, Russia - crossed keys are a detail from the city arms. See Fig.81 p.63, John Sullivan, 'Russian Cloth Seals in Britain Trade, Textiles and Origins', 2012 and here:-

About: Seal SUR-9D6D63
Post medieval West Berkshire

  • COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 09:35:46 @ 29th July 2012.

Hello, It's not RIC IX 6a5 : OF | III // CONST but the RIC IX 6a8 : OF | * III // CONST The star do the difference. Just for fun Siliquae

About: Coin SUR-7E5BC6
Roman Oxfordshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 08:24:21 @ 29th July 2012.

This is probably a French cloth seal of the 18th century. The partial inscription GARD..... can be found on a cloth seal of Rouen (GARDES DES ............) and another of Montans (GARDE IVRES DE MONTANS). For links to both these see

About: Cloth seal SF-1D0CE2
Post medieval Suffolk

  • LID
Kevin Easton wrote @ 18:42:21 @ 28th July 2012.

I have seen these on the antiques roadshow or similar programme, and I believe this to be a late Georgian / Victorian watch winder.

About: Lid CAM-C38206
Modern Cambridgeshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 00:21:13 @ 27th July 2012.

I believe this should probably be read as YOR/KE. It may relate to the city itself or to the county of Yorkshire, see HAMP-C2E516 and YORYM-32E807.

About: Cloth seal WAW-848927
Medieval Worcestershire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 00:08:38 @ 27th July 2012.

Further to my earlier comments see BERK-21A205 for a cloth seal with a very similar/(?identical) crowned lion. I believe WAW-848927 should be read YOR/KE. This may of course relate to the city of York rather than the county.

About: Cloth seal HAMP-C2E516
Post medieval Hampshire

  • TOY
steven wright wrote @ 03:06:49 @ 26th July 2012.

Hi, If the gun has a small hole from the handle to it barrel tip then its a water pistol from the 1950's - 60's the handle would of been a hollow rubber pump, just a thought, thanks steve

About: Toy NCL-628F61
Modern Gateshead

roger paul wrote @ 11:49:14 @ 25th July 2012.

This token is now known to have been issued from Kingston on Thames see Dickinson Surrey b.w 140b

About: Token SUR-9D20C4
Post medieval Surrey

Paul Cannon wrote @ 23:54:26 @ 24th July 2012.

I would suggest that this is not a sheep but is a horned ox with letters above and across the body of the animal. The image on the other face is a pinecone, which features on the arms of the city of Augsburg (in southern Germany). Augsburg cloth seals are particularly common on the database. Most however only have the 'pinecone' plus a distinctive capital 'A'. This seal however features an ox. Another 'ox' type Augsburg seal is WILT-7E7BF3. This shows the name of the city spelled in full across the body 'AVGSPVRG' (sic). No doubt this seal was the same even though only the first and last letters have survived. A third less well preserved example is SUR-3BF394.

About: Cloth seal LON-06A675
Post medieval Buckinghamshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 22:41:38 @ 24th July 2012.

Despite the poor preservation of the details I believe this is a cement bag seal for G & T Earle of Hull. In the centre of each face is a pelican feeding her five chicks. There are a number already recorded on the PAS database for example see For another and a history of the company see

About: Cloth seal LANCUM-2C8AB1
Modern Cumbria

Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:29:30 @ 24th July 2012.

Despite the poor preservation on this seal I believe it is a cement seal of the company G & T Earle of Hull. It is the more complex of their two types of seals. The inscription on the lower part of one face can be seen to be [PELIC]AN BRAN[D]. The image in the centre is a pelican feeding her five young which can just be made out in the image. For an example on the PAS database see NLM-4B8562. For a history of the company and another seal see

About: Cloth seal SWYOR-402D81
Post medieval Sheffield

  • BUST
Tim Padley wrote @ 10:08:34 @ 23rd July 2012.

Th forked beard was a characteristic of portraits of the Emperor Septimius Severus. He also visited Britin to lead his army against the Caledonians. If it is an imperial portrait, perhaps it is of him rather than Marcus Aurelius?

About: Bust BERK-E24C84
Roman Northamptonshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:38:58 @ 22nd July 2012.

The WD with the broad arrow would indicated that this is a War Department seal. There are several examples already on tha PAS database eg SUR-AF4E05 & LIN-A8A236.

About: Cloth seal NMS-A1D3F5
Post medieval Norfolk

Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:11:53 @ 22nd July 2012.

This would appear to be a cloth seal for the county of Somerset.

About: Cloth seal BH-EAF667
Post medieval Hertfordshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:01:28 @ 22nd July 2012.

For a French website containing several Lyon customs seals see

About: Cloth seal BH-EB0DC1
Post medieval Hertfordshire

Paul Cannon wrote @ 18:50:21 @ 22nd July 2012.

I believe the coat of arms on this seal are those of the Dutch city of Rotterdam see There are several Rotterdam cloth seals on the database eg see NMS-9FA1F7; NLM-324E36 & NMS-6DA944.

About: Cloth seal KENT-3DBFB5
Post medieval Kent

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