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Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to AD 1500-1700. The seal is composed of two roughly circular discs linked together. Disc one has the initials DG stamped on it. Disc two which is somewhat smaller, has what might be a depiction of the Cross or a letter X and a letter L. This weighs 4.18grams, and the maximum diameter is 19.3mm.

There is also a fragment of lead possibly associated with the seal which shares the same grid reference. This fragment appears to be two small pieces of lead bent together with no clear shape. This fragment weighs 2.62 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.81 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Claire Goodey
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5256

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Paul Malmesbury Without (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9488
Four figure Latitude: 51.59081773
Four figure longitude: -2.08800454
1:25K map: ST9488
1:10K map: ST98NW
What3Words: gaps.treaty.reacting
Grid reference source: From 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: WILT
Created: 2 weeks ago
Updated: 1 week, 1 day ago

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