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Record ID: NMS-B5E68D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth-seal, undecorated, impression of cloth around rivet on reverse. 20 x 17mm. 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E2C329
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead bale or cloth seal. A flat cast disc linked to a slightly larger disc at a common edge with a central hole of diameter 9mm punched through its middle. The larger disc bears stamped characters at its edge on one side, possibly NA/F. The smaller disc bears the letters L / VIF. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850 Length: 34.9mm, Width: 19.2mm, Thickness: 1.4mm, Weight: 5.95gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDD876
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead possible cloth seals. Two similar fragments, the more complete comprising a larger [diameter 21mm] and smaller [diameter 16mm] disc linked by a flat sprue, with a squashed lug on the back of the larger disc and a central dimple on the smaller. The other fragment bears a partial curvilinear numeral or character on one side of a disc of diameter 19.5mm, with a squashed lug on the back. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Combined Weight: 14.97gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDC7E1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead probable cloth seal fragment. A segment from a thin cast disc bearing a stamped legend in one side: T.E(--)/REF(--), the second line of which may be interrupted by a central circle, and a squashed lug on the reverse; patinated and torn. The strongly seriffed capitals may suggest an early 18th-century date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1725 Estimated diameter: 30mm, Thickness (clear of lug): 0.9mm, Weight: 1.83gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BC4C9F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to exactly 1682. The seal was originally comprised of four discs connected at their upper edge by a folded tab, though now only two of these survive intact. One face is stamped with a crown over the cipher CR, around the edge of which is the inscription: *ENGLAND 1682. The opposing face is somewhat mis-stamped, though the original design would have consisted the letters 'JSHME' ligatured, the inscription '1682' and numerals 1 1/2 inscribed above and below it respectively. The latter refers to the duty paid on the bolt of cloth, the former…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-504661
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A post-medieval lead bag tag disc fragment. On one side is an incomplete struck design of a heart-shape headed by a large T; inside the heart are the letters R o T. The reverse has no decoration. Weight 2.1g, diameter 12.7mm, thickness 2.9mm.
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bucknall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-F8A063
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Post-Medieval date (AD 1650-1800). The object consists of two lead discs joined together with a narrow strip of lead. One surface is decorated with a merchants mark which is composed of two opposing and overlapping V's with an elongated T running through the centre. The other side is heavily abraded and no design is visible. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: SUR-EF458A, LEIC-331A02. Length: 27.70mm, Width: 18.52mm, Thickness: 4.33mm, Weigh: 7.8g. The metal is a light cream in colour.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BC8FBD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A heavily worn and incomplete, abraded lead two or four part cloth seal. Originating in Canterbury. Likely dating late 17th to 18th century. (1650 - 1800). Measurements: 19.28mm in diameter, 3.05mm thick and 4.39g in weight
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-E97A35
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 23.1mm in length and 18.9mm wide. One side is stamped with a faint design comprising a crown over a portculis (with 3 x 3 grid) and chains, surrounded by an indecipherable legend. Circa 1600.
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: LIN-D545AC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal comprises a flat cirular disc with the remains of a tab extending from the perimeter. The second disc is missing. The surviving disc is decorated with a small triangle from which four or possibly five curved lines extend. Two of the lines terminate with four curved lines possibly representing feathers; one terminates with two concave lines; the final one terminates with a single transverse line.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freiston area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the database are NMS-0E8DB8 and NMS-2F0996. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:112) and Egan (1995:48 no.87 fig.22) Dimensions: diameter: 18.20mm; length: 36.73mm; weight: 4.97g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A06B6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped with a crest or design featuring two cockerals facing each other over a flower or a thistle with a pair of leaves radiating underneath to either side. There is lettering over this design which appears to read "p b g", however it is highly stylised. The reverse is stamped with a capital B.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-5CD7DD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Russian oval hemp seal with two sub-rectangular slots opposite each other on each side of the seal, which would have allowed the sealing cord to pass through the seal and attach it to the bale of cloth. Obverse: ПД / ...СЕДОВЪ / H311 Reverse: SPB / ISRH / 1808 The ПД translates to PD and refers to the inspected hemp. The Hemp Inspector is ...SEDOV working out of 311 post in the port of St Petersburg, Kronstadt, Narva, Riga, Libau, Pilau, Pernau, Revel Memel, Konigsberg, or Tilsit in 1808. All St Petersburg (SPB) seals before 1829 are hemp seals. The Grower/Owner…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D3D309
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn two-part lead alloy cloth seal dating to 1508 -1553. One face of the seal depicts a king enthroned, holding a spear and sceptre with the Arms of England visible on his tabbard. The letter H can be seen between the king's legs with a legend SIG[ILLVM CVS]TOM HENRY VIII. These cloth seals were used for imports of fine patterned cloth. Reference: comparisons are illustrated in the Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue volume 3 (Saunders et al. 1991, pg.63, nos.106-108, fig.23). A similar seal found in West Berkshire can be seen on the PAS database: BERK-CE29E4Date: Post Medieval.Diam…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6F3342
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead Post Medieval cloth seal, probably dating from AD 1500 - 1700. It is a two disc seal, or possibly an incomplete four disc seal. The legiable face has the letters BB (the first one retrogade) with either an X or scissors between them, and a probable crown above. The seal has a well developed cream to yellow patina. The seal is 16.8mm long, 13.1mm wide and 3.6mm thick. 3.8g. No close parallel has been found, but another seal with a B and scissors on is HAMP-94BB12, and SUR-143677 has the royal cipher of William III which is a crown over R (retrograde) W R which has similarities.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-443571
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Early Post-Medieval date (AD 1575). One disc from this cloth seal survives and the reverse of the disk retains two flattened rivets. The front of the disk is stamped with the inscription: [?]DVYTSL/COLCHESTER//15BAY75, within a circular linear border, the lower portion of which is pelleted Diameter: 42.36mm, Thickness: 1.77mm, Weight: 22.0g. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a smooth patina. The object has been treated by the finder and was cream in colour when found. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme datab…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-8A5E0C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). Disc 1: Plain. Disc 2: Raised design of a merchant's privy mark with legend around. [ ]H[ ]L (rosette) [ ]; Long cross crosslet combined with C over M, a star each side. Length: 25.8mm; width: 19.7mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 7.97g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-857924
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead-alloy two part cloth seal dating from the late Medieval to early Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1450-1650). The cloth seal consists of two flat circular disks with an additional central circular disk mounting the two sides together. The two sides of the seal are also joined together by a short, bent, folded liking strip that is rectangular in plan and in cross-section. One side of the seal has moulded lettering across two lines at a 90 degree angle. The upper line reads 'G'. The letters on the lower line are worn except for the last character: 'R'. The other s…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: BH-84C50A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead-alloy two part cloth seal dating from the Late Medieval to Early Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1450-1650). The cloth seal consists of two flat circular disks connected by a short folded liking strip that is rectangular in plan and cross-section. The upper surface of the front disk is decorated with moulded lettering across two lines at a 90 degree angle. The upper line is obscured by a cross-hatching pattern but appears to read 'HSO', with half of the H merged into the S. The lower line reads 'IR'. The reverse disk is plain. The seal measures 29mm in length a…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9BB3AD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500 to 1800. The surviving part consists of two complete discs conneted by a connecting strip now broken at the end and an integral rivet projecting from the reverse of disc 2. Disc 1 is smaller and stamped with an unclear design, probably a crown over portcullis. Disc 2 is stamped with a crown surmonting an unclear feature, surrounded on one side by a letter, probably a S or a R. The cloth seal measures 16.0 mm in length, 12.6 mm in width, 4.6 mm in thickness and weighs 3.57 g. Cloth seals were in use between the…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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