NMS-33A701: Post Medieval Cloth Seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: NMS-33A701

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval lead cloth seal, circular, diameter 32mm. Ornate shield with three crowns, with date, 15 to the left, 7[-] to the right, inscription around ]COLCESTER IO[. A seal of the Dutch immigrant community. The date 1571 refers to the year when this type of seal started to be manufactured, and the design was in use up to 1728 (Egan 1994, 29), so this example dates to between AD 1571 and 1728.

Inscription: COLCESTER IO

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1571
Date to: Exactly AD 1728

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 20021
Other reference: BKLG2012

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Keswick

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. 1994 Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum London Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, British Museum

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Audit data

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

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