YORYM-D93308: Modern : Bag Seal

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SEAL

Unique ID: YORYM-D93308

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead Russian bale seal of early modern date. The seal is circular with worn edges and a roughly rectangular cross section. It is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by a hole running across its diameter. The holes would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag.
Stamped text can be seen on both sides of the seal. The obverse is stamped with four lines of text reading:

NA//BUN[-]//NKOR[-]//H82 (the letter N's are in retrograde).

This text represents the initials and surname of the Quality Control Officer and possibly a code for the location at which the Officer worked or the registered number of the sealing tongs he used.
The reverse of the seal is stamped with a further three lines of text reading:

*S.P.B*//HACRH//*1791*//***

SPB denotes St Petersburg, the place of export, and the remaining text most probably denote the producer of the goods. 1791 is the year of production. The stamps are a mixture of Roman and Cyrillic scripts.
The metal is a mid greyish-brown colour and is worn. The seal is 24.2mm in diameter, 5.6mm thick and weighs 13.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1791

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 13.6 g
Diameter: 24.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Market Weighton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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