SUSS-7CA7A4: Post Medieval cloth seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SUSS-7CA7A4

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

Part of a two part cloth seal with two disks joined by a tab which is bent in half. One side is stamped with a 'privy' or 'merchants' mark in the form of a vertical bar crossed by a saltire at the top with an S below and the lower end of the bar forked with another symbol attached to each fork, all within an octagonal border. It is 15.9 by 15.4mm and 3.6mm thick; it weighs 3.88 grams.

Probably part of a cloth seal used by a weaver, dyer or searcher. The use of a privy mark suggests a 16th to 18th century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.9 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 3.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 16th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Stamped
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Patching

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Updated: Thursday 3rd June 2010

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