WILT-7E7BF3: Early post medieval cloth seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: WILT-7E7BF3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Disc one of a two disc post medieval lead cloth seal, measuring 17.9x20.1mm and weighing 4.46g. The cloth seal depicts an ox (apparantly a quality symbol) with AV above, for the city name (Augsberg, South Germany). This also appears across the beast's body as AVGSPVRG. The cloth seal is for a fustian (mixed linen and cotton fabric), Augsburg fustians being among the most common of all cloth seals found in this country. Dates to end of 16th century (possibly)/ early 17th century.

Inscription: AVGSPVRG

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1580
Date to: AD 1630

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.46 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cheltenham (District)
Parish or ward: Swindon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1383
Four figure Latitude: 51.545747
Four figure longitude: -1.813926
1:25K map: SU1383
1:10K map: SU18SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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