KENT-2954E2: Late 16th-17th Century immigrant quarter cloth seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: KENT-2954E2

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An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal of post-medieval date (c. 1575-1700), likely relating to an immigrant community possibly Dutch.

Description:

The seal is sub-rectangular with a narrow section and is stamped on one surface with the Roman numerals LII (52) within a beaded boarder. The reverse is blank.

Measurments:22.55mm long, 11.99mm width, 3.77mm thick and 5g

Discussion:

A similar cloth seal is illustrated in Egan (1994) p.174, fig.23, no.95 and is described as a Dutch community tabular seal from Norwich. The numerals on such examples relate to the length of the cloth in yards while the other sides often have the town of orign stamped on the reverse.

Similar cloth seals have also been recorded on the PAS database @: NMS-95CA14 and YORYM-766602.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.55 mm
Width: 11.99 mm
Thickness: 3.77 mm
Weight: 5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vincent Square (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3079
Four figure Latitude: 51.49500418
Four figure longitude: -0.12872211
1:25K map: TQ3079
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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