YORYM-602906: Post-Medieval : Bag Seal

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SEAL

Unique ID: YORYM-602906

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy bag seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1804 - 1968. The seal is circular in plan with a rectangular cross section and is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by a hole running across its diameter. The hole would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag.

The front has a stamped design featuring a circumferential border of raised pellets within which is the text "Carter" in flowing italics. The reverse bears a second circumferential border of raised pellets with the text "LONDON" around the edge. The seal was issued by Carters seed merchants of Raynes Park, London. The business was successful with a number of home and foreign royal patrons including the Queen of England together with the Prince of Wales, the Sultan of Turkey, the King of Portugal and the King of Italy.

The metal is a mid greyish-white colour and is worn. The seal is 20.4mm in diameter, 6.7mm thick and weighs 7.8g.

Similar seals have been recorded as YORYM-6C4A71 and NLM-F392F5.

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 1804
Date to: Circa AD 1968

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 7.8 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05790

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Suffield-cum-Everley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9890
Four figure Latitude: 54.29622683
Four figure longitude: -0.49572905
1:25K map: SE9890
1:10K map: SE99SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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