SWYOR-1857A9: Post Medieval Cloth Seal

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CLOTH SEAL

Unique ID: SWYOR-1857A9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead artefact, probably one part of a two part lead cloth seal dating from the post-Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1800. It is flat and discoid, and there are faint traces of an impressed design on both sides, most of which are very worn and unclear. Those elements that can be seen consist largely of short, straight lines. The seal has a light grey patina. It is 17.2mm, in diameter and 1.6mm thick. It weighs 2.16g.

It is possible that this is a lead token of some type, but the diameter and thickness suggest that the identification as a seal is more likely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.16 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Andy Benbow
Identified by: Mr Andy Benbow

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form 3357

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Scotter (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8802
Four figure Latitude: 53.50733412
Four figure longitude: -0.67459546
1:25K map: SE8802
1:10K map: SE80SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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