SUSS-486225: Post Medieval cloth seal

Rights Holder: Sussex Archaeological Society
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SUSS-486225

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

Post Medieval - Modern cast lead two disc cloth seal. The disks sit one on top of the other and are joined by a tab. One had a hole in the centre and the other a projecting point which has been pushed through the hole and then stamped flat to fix them together. The tab is mostly missing from old breaks. The stamp has the initials R.W. The discs are bent and at most 27.4mm in diameter, 3.7mm thick and it weighs 14.22 grams.

The simplcity of the design of initials rather than a privy mark suggests a later date, 17th-18th century (cf Egan p.84, no.234, 236 and p.86, no.242)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 14.22 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th August 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: SUSS-8C7E03
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Post Medieval - Modern cast lead two disc cloth seal. The disks sit one on top of the other and are joined by a tab. One had a hole in the ce…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-650FB5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Part of a two- or four-part lead cloth seal, Two discs linked by a rivet remain, and connecting tab or other discs are lost to old breaks. On…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-A2B2F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Post medieval lead four disc cloth seal comprising of four discs in two conjoined pairs, joined in the centre with a rectangular tab.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.