LON-7B4F5A: A Post medieval lead alloy Searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century.

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: LON-7B4F5A

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

A Post medieval two part lead alloy searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century. The seal is circular, the obverse of the seal bears the roman numerals XX with VIII below. The reverse is unmarked.

A similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1995:59 No.122 Fig.26).

Dimensions: diameter: 22.26mm; length: 28.77mm; weight: 10.76g

References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford.

Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper 93.

Elton S.F. 2017. Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Identification of Lead Seals Attached To Cloth, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd.

Class: Searchers

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 1670
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.77 mm
Thickness: 4.23 mm
Weight: 10.76 g
Diameter: 22.26 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the d…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LON-1E5668
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A Post medieval lead alloy Colchester Dutch community cloth seal dated AD 1571. The seal has an off centre pelleted ring that contains an orn…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LON-687BF7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A Post medieval lead alloy Named Searcher's Proforma cloth seal dating from AD 1575 -1650. The seal is subrectangular, on the obverse the sea…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.