SF10830: Cloth seal

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Unique ID: SF10830

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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).


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.7 g
Diameter: 28.9 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: BRAISEWORTH

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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