LON-DB63F2: A Post Medieval lead alloy wire seal from Hamburg, Germany (late 16th – 17th century).

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Unique ID: LON-DB63F2

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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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: AD 1550
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
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
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the Thames foreshore.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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

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