LON-18A06E: A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century.

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: LON-18A06E

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A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a London Dyers' Company seal. The obverse has RW / CH in quarters of foliated cross, and the reverse has a 'P' within a beaded circle, with []OT[]around. Egan (1994, No 272 Fig.36 and No.269*, Fig.35) has similar cloth seals.

Similar cloth seals can be found at http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=34436. and http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1563.

Dimensions: length: 27.51mm; width: 22.33mm; thickness: 4.79mm; weight: 11.16g

Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London.

Class: Dyers seal

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.51 mm
Width: 22.33 mm
Thickness: 4.79 mm
Weight: 11.16 g

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: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.50329348
Four figure longitude: -0.08515568
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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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