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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SF-EE59B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1650-1705. It is circular in plan, consisting of two discs attached by a folded connecting strip. One face is illegible but originally would have displayed the length of the cloth in yards. The opposing face bears the inscription; WOR[S]TED [R]EFOR[M]ED in three lines. Preserved in fair condition with an off white patina, it measures 19.89mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.85g.

This is a cloth seal for the Norwich weavers, being the most common type of cloth seal found in East Anglia and beyond. Egan states that their wide distribution 'attests to a large national and international market for the late seventeenth-century Norfolk worsteds they represent" (Egan 1995: 48).

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 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1705

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.43 mm
Weight: 5.85 g
Diameter: 19.89 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Nowton

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Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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