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SEAL
StuE wrote @ 15:57:39 @ 29th July 2012.

Flax Bale Seal from the port of Riga, Russia - crossed keys are a detail from the city arms. See Fig.81 p.63, John Sullivan, 'Russian Cloth Seals in Britain Trade, Textiles and Origins', 2012 and here:- http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3475

Comment entered on record: SUR-9D6D63 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: West Berkshire

COIN
Siliquae wrote @ 09:35:46 @ 29th July 2012.

Hello, It's not RIC IX 6a5 : OF | III // CONST but the RIC IX 6a8 : OF | * III // CONST The star do the difference. Just for fun Siliquae

Comment entered on record: SUR-7E5BC6 Find published
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Oxfordshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 08:24:21 @ 29th July 2012.

This is probably a French cloth seal of the 18th century. The partial inscription GARD..... can be found on a cloth seal of Rouen (GARDES DES ............) and another of Montans (GARDE IVRES DE MONTANS). For links to both these see https://sites.google.com/site/plombdescelle/le-textile

Comment entered on record: SF-1D0CE2 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

LID
Kevin Easton wrote @ 18:42:21 @ 28th July 2012.

I have seen these on the antiques roadshow or similar programme, and I believe this to be a late Georgian / Victorian watch winder.

Comment entered on record: CAM-C38206 Find published
Object type: Lid
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Cambridgeshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 00:21:13 @ 27th July 2012.

I believe this should probably be read as YOR/KE. It may relate to the city itself or to the county of Yorkshire, see HAMP-C2E516 and YORYM-32E807.

Comment entered on record: WAW-848927 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Worcestershire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 00:08:38 @ 27th July 2012.

Further to my earlier comments see BERK-21A205 for a cloth seal with a very similar/(?identical) crowned lion. I believe WAW-848927 should be read YOR/KE. This may of course relate to the city of York rather than the county.

Comment entered on record: HAMP-C2E516 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

TOY
steven wright wrote @ 03:06:49 @ 26th July 2012.

Hi, If the gun has a small hole from the handle to it barrel tip then its a water pistol from the 1950's - 60's the handle would of been a hollow rubber pump, just a thought, thanks steve

Comment entered on record: NCL-628F61 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Toy
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Gateshead

TOKEN
roger paul wrote @ 11:49:14 @ 25th July 2012.

This token is now known to have been issued from Kingston on Thames see Dickinson Surrey b.w 140b

Comment entered on record: SUR-9D20C4 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Token
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Surrey

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 23:54:26 @ 24th July 2012.

I would suggest that this is not a sheep but is a horned ox with letters above and across the body of the animal. The image on the other face is a pinecone, which features on the arms of the city of Augsburg (in southern Germany). Augsburg cloth seals are particularly common on the database. Most however only have the 'pinecone' plus a distinctive capital 'A'. This seal however features an ox. Another 'ox' type Augsburg seal is WILT-7E7BF3. This shows the name of the city spelled in full across the body 'AVGSPVRG' (sic). No doubt this seal was the same even though only the first and last letters have survived. A third less well preserved example is SUR-3BF394.

Comment entered on record: LON-06A675 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Buckinghamshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 22:41:38 @ 24th July 2012.

Despite the poor preservation of the details I believe this is a cement bag seal for G & T Earle of Hull. In the centre of each face is a pelican feeding her five chicks. There are a number already recorded on the PAS database for example see http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/475031 For another and a history of the company see http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=447

Comment entered on record: LANCUM-2C8AB1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Cumbria

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:29:30 @ 24th July 2012.

Despite the poor preservation on this seal I believe it is a cement seal of the company G & T Earle of Hull. It is the more complex of their two types of seals. The inscription on the lower part of one face can be seen to be [PELIC]AN BRAN[D]. The image in the centre is a pelican feeding her five young which can just be made out in the image. For an example on the PAS database see NLM-4B8562. For a history of the company and another seal see http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3107

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-402D81 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Sheffield

BUST
Tim Padley wrote @ 10:08:34 @ 23rd July 2012.
Th forked beard was a characteristic of portraits of the Emperor Septimius Severus. He also visited Britin to lead his army against the Caledonians. If it is an imperial portrait, perhaps it is of him rather than Marcus Aurelius?

Comment entered on record: BERK-E24C84 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Bust
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Northamptonshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:38:58 @ 22nd July 2012.

The WD with the broad arrow would indicated that this is a War Department seal. There are several examples already on tha PAS database eg SUR-AF4E05 & LIN-A8A236.

Comment entered on record: NMS-A1D3F5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:11:53 @ 22nd July 2012.

This would appear to be a cloth seal for the county of Somerset.

Comment entered on record: BH-EAF667 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hertfordshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:01:28 @ 22nd July 2012.

For a French website containing several Lyon customs seals see https://sites.google.com/site/plombdescelle/les-douanes/lyon

Comment entered on record: BH-EB0DC1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hertfordshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 18:50:21 @ 22nd July 2012.

I believe the coat of arms on this seal are those of the Dutch city of Rotterdam see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Rotterdam There are several Rotterdam cloth seals on the database eg see NMS-9FA1F7; NLM-324E36 & NMS-6DA944.

Comment entered on record: KENT-3DBFB5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Kent

TOKEN
Paul Cannon wrote @ 23:34:08 @ 21st July 2012.

I believe this is more likely to be a cast bronze coin of Morocco and dates to the 19th century. From its size it is almost certainly a reformed 2 falus piece. The face containg Arabic script detailing the mint and date in European numerals is very difficult to decipher in the image. See 'Standard Catalog of World Coins' L Krause, C Mishler & CR Bruce II (1988 edit) p1144, 163a.

Comment entered on record: LVPL-294C62 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Token
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Cheshire West And Chester

SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 23:08:21 @ 21st July 2012.

This is probably a phosphate bag seal issued by Leeds Phosphate Works. The star of David features on their seals. See http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1119 & http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2049

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-C096C7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: North Yorkshire

SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 22:49:33 @ 21st July 2012.

This seal has a representation of a pelican feeding her five young on both sides. This is one of several seals used by G & T Earle of Hull who were cement manufacturers and dates to the early 20th century. The inscription can be reconstructed 'G & T EARLE. LIMITED.HULL'. There are several examples on the database eg YORYM-3CA931 and in other places eg http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1743

Comment entered on record: LANCUM-92F861 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lancashire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 22:36:01 @ 20th July 2012.

I wonder if this alnage seal has the bust of George I. I think the inscription should read MAG BRI (to left) and REX (to right). See http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=27092&cat=all for the bust and inscription. For a better example of the unicorn face and a clear number 2 beneath see http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1817

Comment entered on record: HAMP-126A14 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:56:25 @ 20th July 2012.

Not a small bowl at all although not seening the footring would be a little impossible to say. This is Dr 33 a plain samian cup with graffiti on. Its stated that this is not less skilfully etched. This type of marking is never skilful marked and the lettering is not that clear probably a U and V followed by other letter. Could be the owner of the cup of his name and not a markers mark also from South Gaul due to the large number of white flecks which is common especially in the matrix of the clay or core

Comment entered on record: LANCUM-17EA00 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Cumbria

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:48:31 @ 20th July 2012.

Dr37 showing a festoon decoration which this fragment of pottery shows.

Comment entered on record: NLM-2B20B2 Find published
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: North East Lincolnshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:40:14 @ 20th July 2012.

Samian Dr37. The photo is upside down. The ovolo is split by a bead row running around separating the ovolo from the rest of the mould and a single medallion ring

Comment entered on record: GLO-940403 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: South Gloucestershire

COIN
Paul Cannon wrote @ 15:19:46 @ 17th July 2012.

I believe this is a 1/4 stuber coin of Clemens August von Bayern, Archbishop of Cologne 1723-61. There is a crowned CAC monogram. The other face consists of '1/4' above 'STVBER' with an unreadable date below. The inscription around this would read (and much is still visible): .CHVR.COLLN.LAND.MVNTZ See

Comment entered on record: SUR-44AC44 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

COIN
Carl Zipfel wrote @ 22:21:40 @ 15th July 2012.

This coin is RIC VII 244, as it is VOT/X and not VOT/V. RIC has a typo in that RIC 244 notes VOT/V, but it is in fact VOT/X Carl Zipfel CoinProject.com Moderator

Comment entered on record: YORYM-6E77A3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: East Riding Of Yorkshire

COIN
Carl Zipfel wrote @ 02:55:25 @ 15th July 2012.

This coin appears to be a G8 left bust as opposed to a G5 left. Thus, I believe it to be properly described as RIC VII 308 and not 307 Carl Zipfel CoinProject.com Moderator

Comment entered on record: HAMP-20E031 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Hampshire

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 19:48:48 @ 14th July 2012.

This is a cloth seal from the Dutch city of Haarlem. The arms consist of an upright sword with two mullets (stars) either side and a cross above. The normal inscription around this reads HAERLEMS GOET and several of these letters can be made out in the image. There are many others on the PAS and other databases eg NMS-4311D2, NMS-DE89E0 & NMS-F7E876.

Comment entered on record: NARC-C901E2 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Milton Keynes

CLOTH SEAL
Paul Cannon wrote @ 12:30:23 @ 14th July 2012.

For what I believe is yet another Yorkshire county seal see http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1874 It would appear to me to be made from the same dies as this seal (HAMP-C2E516). The Bagseals example has been mistakenly identified as relating to Norfolk.

Comment entered on record: HAMP-C2E516 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

COIN
Carl Zipfel wrote @ 02:28:53 @ 12th July 2012.

On further analysis this coin is not RIC 274 but RIC 218. This is based on the fact that the reverse inscription appears to read BEAT TRA_QLLITAS

Comment entered on record: HAMP-6A61D1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Hampshire

COIN
Carl Zipfel wrote @ 22:32:23 @ 11th July 2012.

Based on the position of the second half of the obverse inscription and its apparent length, when compared to other similar coins, it would appear that this coin is RIC London 188.

Comment entered on record: ESS-129D40 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Essex

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