BUC-96B2F0: Cloth seal

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Unique ID: BUC-96B2F0

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

A post Medieval to modern lead cloth seal dating from 1500-1800. The seal is possibly a one part cloth seal, a solid disc with a lateral hole passing through where the cord would have attached. The decoration on this seal is very worn, but on one side there is possibly a crown stamped motif.

The cloth seal is 18.1mm in length, 17.8mm in width, 4.5mm in thickness, and weighs 6.82g

The earliest seals for marking the quality of cloth date from the late 14th century and continued in various forms up to the 19th century (Egan 1994 p2-4)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1500
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 6.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helena Costas
Identified by: Ms Helena Costas

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4769

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Weston Turville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8611
Four figure Latitude: 51.79105376
Four figure longitude: -0.75449217
1:25K map: SP8611
1:10K map: SP81SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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