LON-0DC952: A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century possibly dating from AD 1660.

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: LON-0DC952

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A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century possibly dating from AD 1660. This is a cloth worker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the obverse of the disc in the form of a flat oval. The seal has a privy mark consisting of initials ? and 'H' either side of the central stem of the privy mark. There is a number 60 above the 'H' possibly the second half of a date, all within a beaded circle.

Dimensions: length: 26.07mm; width: 25.40mm weight: 10.18g

Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London.

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

Egan G. 1987. Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, Department of Medieval Archaeology, University College, University of London.

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 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.07 mm
Width: 25.4 mm
Weight: 10.18 g
Diameter: 1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3180
Four figure Latitude: 51.50376016
Four figure longitude: -0.11395435
1:25K map: TQ3180
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

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Created: 7 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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