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    • Object type: cloth seal
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Record ID: LANCUM-4D269A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lancashire
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Lead alloy bag or sack seal dating from the early modern period, probably 18th/19th century AD. The seal is a simple one, with stamped letters 'T' on the obverse and a letter 'R' on the reverse, probably indicating the supplier's initial or some mark of quality.
Created on: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Slyne-with-Hest', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-515050
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval or modern two-part circular lead seal, possibly a cloth seal. The seal is formed of two parts, one of which has two prongs on the reverse which penetrate the hole in the other part and are folded back. Side 1: 53 (incuse) Side 2: Blank
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-96BE1A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A modern manure manufacturers seal of Edward Webb & Sons. Obverse: "WEBB & SONS SALTNEY CHESTER" (AROUND) "MANURE MANFRS" (CENTER) Reverse: "REGISTERED TRADE MARK" (AROUND) A crown is at the top, above "WEBBS" and a horseshoe like shape with lines radiating from the lower side.
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-95585B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A modern lead cloth seal for Edward Webb & Sons. Obverse: "WEBB & SONS SALTNEY CHESTER" (AROUND) "MANURE MANFRS" (CENTER) Reverse: "REGISTERED TRADE MARK" (AROUND) A crown is at the top, above "WEBBS" and a horseshoe like shape with lines radiating from the lower side.
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A6FC04
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: York
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A lead two-part cloth or bag seal probably dating from AD 1700 - 1900. Originally it had two circular discs joined by a tab, but only one now survives. The surviving disc has an integral oval tab which was pushed through a circular hole in the other disc before the seal was stamped. Part of an impressed deisgn is visible on the oval tab, in the form of raised, obliquely crossing lines. The complete disc is marked with scratched cursive writing which may read: (J)obb & / Ste(rl), but the letter forms are not clear. The seal measures 20.6mm long, 18.5mm wide and 4.4mm thick. 5.3g. Co…
Created on: Sunday 10th April 2016
Last updated: Sunday 10th April 2016
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Record ID: NLM-756733
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
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Lead cloth seal. Cast disc with a smaller disc attached by a sprue and clenched into its back. The larger disc has curved edges and a moulded legend in two parts separated by a star or mullet, apparently reading [from base towards the top on both sides] LOO * NEL. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1940. Diameter: 16.0mm, Thickness (overall): 4.4mm, Weight: 5.74gms.
Created on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st October 2015
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Record ID: LANCUM-D5D7B8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
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A four-part lead cloth seal dating from the early modern period, probably George I's reign, c. 1714-1727. Side 1: A bust facing right possibly of George I Side 2: A unicorn facing left, rampant, with a 2 below This is an alnage seal, that is a seal to show tax had been paid on the cloth. There is a close parallel in Egan (fig. 28 no.161) which is also George I. The number below the unicorn is the subsidy (tax) rate in pence paid on the cloth. Presumably the rate relates to the size and quality of the cloth.There is a wide range of designs and legends used on these and there…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hincaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BA4EE7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead alloy early Modern chemical fertiliser bag seal post dating 1881. The left hand image seems to read PHOSPHATFABRIK HOYERMANN HANNOVER. The numerals and letters across the centre probably represent the quantity in the bag. The other face incorporates the firms logo with a monogram for PH. The diameter is 20mm and the weight 17.05g. For a description of the founder of the firm Gerhard Hoyermann see Gerhard Hoyermann, Wikipedia. The following is an extract: "he developed from phosphorus slag a blast furnace plant fertiliser 'basic slag' for agriculture. In 1881 he founded the…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Record ID: SOM-FBAE42
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
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A modern lead-alloy disc probably from a four-disc type cloth seal issued by Weres, Matravers & Fox of Wellington, Somerset. One disc survives, with cracks on the inner surface, and with stubs of strips for attachment at opposing ends. The outer surface bears a design stamped in low relief of a shield which at its base breaks through an outer band within which the inscription: WERES MATRAVERS & FOX WELLINGTON. The shield bears the arms of the Were family; its heraldic description is taken from Burke's General Armory and therefore gives tinctures not visible on this monochromatic objec…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-3E93D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
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A folded, lead alloy seal, possibly a modern cloth inspection seal dating from AD 1800 - 1950. The seal is a single sheet of lead which is folded double and fastened shut with a central rivet. One face, pierced by the fastening stud, has a rounded end and carries an impression in relief reading: "[...]IM(P)SON A[...]" round the edge. There are also two numbers: "36" which have been crudely inscribed with a sharp tool. The other face has a square end and carries an impression in relief of three lines of small, rectangular cartouches each containing a letter or number that read: [-]45//…
Created on: Monday 14th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: IOW-81A147
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and damaged Modern two-part lead cloth seal of the War Department relating to the Army Clothing Factory at Pimlico, London (c. 1857-c. 1932). This cloth seal has two discs connected by a joining strip at the edge (now broken) and held together by a rivet at the centre. Disc 1: Incuse scratch marks, probably 441/4 Disc 2 Two stamped concentric circles: W (broad arrow) [D] at centre; PIM[LICO] within circles Coarse brown fibres are present between the discs. Both discs are fractured and both have a greyish brown matt patina. Height: 38.97mm; width: 34.22mm; thickness: …
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-814B04
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and damaged Modern two-part lead cloth seal of the War Department relating to the Army Clothing Factory at Pimlico, London (c. 1857-c. 1932). This cloth seal has two discs connected by a joining strip at the edge and held together by a rivet at the centre. Disc 1: 44 1/4 (formed of incuse scratch marks) Disc 2 Two stamped concentric circles: [W] (broad arrow) D at centre; [PIM]LICO within circles Coarse brown fibres are present between the discs. The seal has an even matt grey patina. Height: 39.52mm; width: 34.10mm; thickness: 5.62mm. Weight: 22.21g. See: http:…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-791B02
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two-lobed lead cloth seal. Side 1: E(incuse) Side2: Illegible
Created on: Sunday 10th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
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Record ID: LANCUM-CB3FA3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lancashire
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Early Modern cast lead or lead alloy flax bale seal, Russian and the inspection date 1807AD. Cyrillic inscriptions on both sides. On the reverse the post indentifier code is N[P], and the flax quality TH9[1]. Probably relating to the import of flax from the Baltic to the Fylde. Similar to LANCUM-E428D3. The diameter is 25mm.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WESHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6518A0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Post Medieval to Modern lead alloy kosher seal. The seal is circular and has a slot running through it from top to bottom, cord would be run around the object then through the slot and it which would have been squeezed closed to attach it to the cord. One face has a raised Star of David (open interlocked equilateral triangles forming a six pointed star), the other the number 321. . It is 15.9mm in diameter and 3.5mm thick. It weighs 2.63gm. The seal may be from meat or some other goods where similar restrictions apply, and denotes that the merchandise is Kosher. The numbe…
Created on: Friday 16th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2013
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Record ID: LIN-39DDA3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern lead cloth seal. The seal is marked USA on one side, and MEAT [ ]ND[ ] on the other.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2015
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Record ID: NLM-CFEBD6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy Probable Cloth Seal. Cast pair of discs linked by a sprue and clenched together. The larger disc bears an arrangement of faintly incised ruled lines, including a pair of parallel lines, and an adjacent pair which look like 'SS' runes. The smaller disc bears an heraldic shield with engrailed top edge, with three five-pointed stars aligned in this upper part of the field. Suggested date: Modern, 1800-1900. Diameter: 33mm, Thickness (overall); 4.7mm, Weight: 16.19gms
Created on: Friday 9th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-26BD08
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy seal, probably a cloth seal, probably dating from 1821. It consists of two circular discs of lead connected by a narrow strip that is folded so that the discs are pressed together. One disc has a hole in the centre through which is passed an integral rivet from the other disc. This is then squashed flat when the seal is stamped. On one disc are letters in three lines reading (?)/NE(L)/EL (the first letter being either an I or a T). On the other side is a quartered crowned shield, the quarters blank, flanked by the numbers 2 / 1 and surrounded by lettering which reads AME(…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-5B1571
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead two-disc cloth seal of modern date (probably about 1940-1950). The seal comprises one surviving sub circular disc and the rivet. Some remnants of cloth are also present on the seal. On the disc is a relief-stamped inscription: W D (War Department) flanking an upwards pointing arrow, inside a circle. Above the circle is another inscription which, due to wear and damage, is illegible. Much of the upper disc was broken off and is now missing. The other side of the disc is flat and undecorated; however, there are a number of incised lines which possibly make a number 2 and possibly…
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wakefield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-B026C2Z
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead Russian bag seal of modern date. The bag seal is circular but has been damaged in antiquity obscuring its complete shape. Both sides are stamped with lettering in the Cyrillic alphabet. One face appears to reads: APX[---]//KYACA[---]//OP//1851, The opposite face has been rendered illegible by old damage. The lettering on both sides would have denoted the manufacturer of the goods to which this seal was once attached and also the quality control officer responsible for grading the materials. Seals such as this were used to monitor the quality of products such a…
Created on: Monday 11th July 2011
Last updated: Saturday 17th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme upon Spalding Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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