SOM-93DA36: Post Medieval cloth seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SOM-93DA36

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval lead cloth seal, of two disk type. Only one disk now survives with the projecting attachment on the back. The second disk and connecting strip has been lost or broken away and the break is worn. The front has a raised design of a large letter A flanked with annulets. There are the remains of a pellet border around the edge of the disk, very worn in places. It is 19.3mm by 18.5mm and 4.3mm thick; it weighs 5.63 grams.

The 'A' design indicates it originates from Augsberg, Germany and the reverse disk would probably have had a pinecone; the heradlic badge of the city (Egan, G. 2004:106). Egan provides parallels (ibid.) nos. 308-10, suggesting such seals were attached to fustians and dated to the 16th or 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.3 mm
Width: 18.5 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 5.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 020869

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Montacute

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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