WAW-1B832F: Medieval to Post Medieval possible cloth seal (plan and reverse).

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: WAW-1B832F

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

Possible Medieval to Post Medieval (14th and 18th centuries) lead or lead alloy cloth seal: The seal is composed of two discs over laying each other, both of which are incomplete, and connected by a possible stud through the hole of the second, and then flattened. There is a high-relief design which appears to be a transverse ridge which has three short ridges bisecting it. The surface of the seal is oxidised forming a cream colour. It measures 19.56mm long, and 16.47mm wide. It weighs 4g.

Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries (Egan, 1989) as a form of quality control. It is not possible to narrow down the date of this example.

Egan, G. 1989 'Leaden Seals for Textiles - Some Archaeological Evidence Relating to Fabric and Trade' Costume No. 23

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.56 mm
Width: 16.47 mm
Weight: 4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Cotheridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8053
Four figure Latitude: 52.17489104
Four figure longitude: -2.29388038
1:25K map: SO8053
1:10K map: SO85SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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