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Unique ID: LON-0CD45A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, dating from AD1680-1690. The seal consists of one disc. The lack of a connecting rivet and the jagged breaks on corresponding edges of the discs suggests that a little over a quarter of the seal remains with another three discs connected by the rivet missing. On one side of the seal is a central circular field with the letters [T] N with a [3] above, surrounding is the legend [* GL]OSTER [..] The edge of the seal is damaged. The edge of the disc are serrated giving it a sunburst appearance.

Stuart Elton notes: TN are likely to be the initials of Thomas Nappier / Napper, the son of Richard Napper. "He received this Duty of Aulnage, for about Nine Years after his Father's Death, who received for many Years before" [11/6/1689 Aulnage Duty, Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10]. Probably Richard Napper's son.

See http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=21411

Dimensions: diameter: 14.64mm; weight: 1.84g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1680
Date to: Exactly AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.84 g
Diameter: 14.64 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Rotherhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3479
Four figure Latitude: 51.49407113
Four figure longitude: -0.07113608
1:25K map: TQ3479
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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