SWYOR-805A22: Post Medieval Cloth Seal

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Unique ID: SWYOR-805A22

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval lead alloy disc, probably one of the inner discs from a four disc cloth seal dating from AD 1550 - 1724 (Egan 1992, Datasheet 3). The disc is rather square in plan, and has the remains of a rectangular projecting tab at one edge (the tab bends backwards on itself), and an area of damage opposite, where the other discs of the seal would have attached. There is a raised rim on one face, and an impressed shield on the other.The shield is the Arms of England. It has four quarters. The top right quarter of the shield depicts a lion rampant; the bottom left quarter depicts a harp. The remaining two quarters of the shield are further sub-divided into four quarters, each one showing three lis in the top left and bottom right and three lions passant in the other two quarters. The seal is 15.3mm long, 16.5mm wide and 1.2mm thick. 1.24g. It has a well developed grey patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1724

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.3 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3100

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Scotton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8999
Four figure Latitude: 53.48020819
Four figure longitude: -0.66037168
1:25K map: SK8999
1:10K map: SK89NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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