HAMP-94BB12: Post-medieval cloth seal

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Unique ID: HAMP-94BB12

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An incomplete lead cloth seal, possibly for a cloth known as bombazine, and dating to the period 1500-1700. It is incomplete as it is unclear whether it is part of a two or four part seal, though four part seals are more unusual. The cloth seal measures 20.12mm in diameter and weighs 2.74g. One side has the letter "B" next to a crowned possible pair of scissors, all is raised relief; the other side is apparently undecorated. The patina is an off white, with a thin line of dark brown in between the lead.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.74 g
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Entry Form WINCM 274

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: East Challow

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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