DENO-FFD81E: Post-Medieval Cloth Seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: DENO-FFD81E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy cloth seal of post medieval (16th / 17th Century) date.

Seal shows a capital A with chevron bar, within a pelleted circle. This is the initial of the German city of Augsberg, adopted in the middle of the 16th Century. The reverse shows a stylised pine cone, the heraldic badge of the city. This seal type was used on the fustian (mixed linen-warp and cotton-weft fabrics) of Augsburg, known as Ousbrow or Augusta fustians.

(Egan G 'Lead Cloth Seals and related items in the BM')

Diameter 18 mm, thickness 3.5 mm, weight 7.4

Notes:

Geoff Egan, 'Lead cloth seals and related items in the B.M. (B.M. Occasional Paper 93)' "Seals from the fustians (mixed linen-warp and cotton-weft fabrics) of Augsburg, known to contemporaries in this country as 'Ousbrow or Augusta fustians', are among the most common and widespread of all the recorded imports in England, constituting almost one third of the Continental seals found here. They have been found in over a dozen counties ... and they are also known in large numbers abroad.... The pine-cone on the stamps is the heraldic badge of the city and the letter A is its initial. A large number of different stamps are known, most with the same basic devices on ... Sixteenth-/early seventeenth-century dating seems appropriate for these."

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 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 7.4 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8615

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Edwinstowe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6266
Four figure Latitude: 53.1874884
Four figure longitude: -1.07359674
1:25K map: SK6266
1:10K map: SK66NW
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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