LIN-52BC58: Post-medieval lead cloth seal

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Unique ID: LIN-52BC58

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A post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal is rectangular and has two stubs on the reverse. The front is decorated with two lines of Roman numerals, and a third line below of Latin letters which are upside down.

The lines read: [ ]VIII/XXII/(upside down)A???

This seal dates to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century. Egan (1995) describes these as "a distinct series of proforma seals, cast with standard specifications for different kinds of cloth and with a space next to these for an alnager's or searcher's stamp, to confirm that from examination the textile was indeed as the regulations required" (Egan 1995: 58).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1580
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Welton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0080
Four figure Latitude: 53.307512
Four figure longitude: -0.500689
1:25K map: TF0080
1:10K map: TF08SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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

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