SOM-61B2CC: Medieval cloth seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SOM-61B2CC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval or Post Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1714. Disc 1 of a 2- or 4-part seal. The surviving fragment comprises of a flat disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The front of the disc is stamped with a crowned F flanked by fleur-de-lis, all in low relief.

Dimensions: diameter 17.3mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 2.48g.

With so little of the design surviving any specific identification must be slightly tentative, however very similar seals for faulty cloths are published by Egan (1987: nos. 110-111), suggested to date to the end of the Medieval period. Although seals did continue in use in some areas, the end of the alnage taxation system provides a likelyend date for this object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1714

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019984

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Kingstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3913
Four figure Latitude: 50.9132264
Four figure longitude: -2.86905741
1:25K map: ST3913
1:10K map: ST31SE
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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

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

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