DEV-87A5A9: Post-Medieval lead cloth seal

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Unique ID: DEV-87A5A9

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to AD 1603-1625. Discs 1 and 2 of a 2- or 4-part seal, disc-1 being stamped with a sub-rectangular deeply incuse stamp, but otherwise plain, disc-2 with the intials I:R.

Dimensions: length 24.6mm; width 19.4mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 6.39g.

The intials are probably an abreviation of IACOBVS REX, suggesting an attribution to the reign of James I.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1603
Date to: Circa AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.6 mm
Width: 19.4 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 6.39 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th February 2018 - Friday 9th February 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017643

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Exmouth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0280
Four figure Latitude: 50.6114542
Four figure longitude: -3.38642663
1:25K map: SY0280
1:10K map: SY00NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: DEV
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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