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Record ID: LON-04F07A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating from AD 1600-1620. This is one disk from a four-disc cloth seal. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:303). The obverse has the Arms of the town of Wesel, an ornate shield bearing three weasels courant, central inescutcheon, MEMENTO.MORI around. The reverse is blank and undecorated. Part of a second inner disk is present. Elton (2017:303) writes "The other inner disk may show two crowned B's (see MOL NN21187) possibly standing for Bombazine (a mix of silk-warp and worsted weft, twilled fabric)." Dimensions: diameter: 33.80mm; weight…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-010B1D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Russel Company Seal dating from AD 1654. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a Norwich Russel Company seal. The obverse has the Arms of Norwich, a castle with three towers and a lion passant below. The reverse has []NPP / WBB / 1654 in three lines. The letters on the reverse side shows the surname initial of the 12 wardens of Norwich for that particular year. Unfortunately 1654 …
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-AE4737
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal has a demi griffin rampant with a W in exergue, the legend A[]DWIND / []D[] around. Dimensions: diameter: 33.85mm; weight: 10.12g Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London. Elton S.F. 2017. Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Identification of Lead Seals Attached To Cloth, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. Egan G. 1987. Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Univers…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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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: LON-7B4F5A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval two part lead alloy searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century. The seal is circular, the obverse of the seal bears the roman numerals XX with VIII below. The reverse is unmarked. A similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1995:59 No.122 Fig.26). Dimensions: diameter: 22.26mm; length: 28.77mm; weight: 10.76g 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, Brit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LON-935519
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Weavers' Company Seal dating from AD 1654. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a Norwich Weavers' Company seal. The obverse has NORW / ICH / 1654 in three lines and the reverse has NSBH / CNPP / WBB[] in three lines. The letters on the reverse side shows the surname initial of the 12 wardens of Norwich for that particular year. Unfortunately 1654 is three years before records in …
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: LON-687BF7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval lead alloy Named Searcher's Proforma cloth seal dating from AD 1575 -1650. The seal is subrectangular, on the obverse the seal bears the legend RICHARD / FLETCHER / SERCHED (HE ligatured) all within a beaded rectangular border. The reverse has the proforma stamp LONG (31 1/2 incused) / WAIGHT (73 incused) / NARO (2 Y incused) (HT ligatured), in three lines each divided by a beaded line. Another cloth seal bearing the name Richard Fletcher is in Egan (1995:No.244 Fig.33) and Elton (2017:243) Dimensions: length: 33.57mm; width: 27.24mm; weight: 13.97g A similar …
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Record ID: LON-1E5668
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval lead alloy Colchester Dutch community cloth seal dated AD 1571. The seal has an off centre pelleted ring that contains an ornate shield bearing the three coronets of Colchester, 15 71 to sides, DVYT / COLCESTER / CRONE / SAYE. The cloth seal has been counter stamped with a star of David. The reverse of the seal has two squashed lead rivets attached but is otherwise undecorated. The object has a white/grey patina of lead oxide. Similar seals are shown in Egan(1995:165-66 fig.31-35) and Elton (2017:73) Dimensions: diameter: 40.11mm; weight: 8.72g Elton (2017:73)…
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: LON-A0853B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal of the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa dating AD 1660-1675. The seal has had its tabs removed and been rounded off possible for reuse as a token. Obverse: Central shield showing an elephant in profile with a castle above, on a canton the reduced arms of England, crest above, flanked by two natives. Obverse inscription: Two rosettes THE:COMPANY:OF:ROYALI: ADVENTVRERS Reverse: Blank Reverse inscription: None Dimensions: diameter: 38.14mm; weight: 20.05g. Another Company of Royal Adventurers seal on the databa…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
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Record ID: LON-18A06E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a London Dyers' Company seal. The obverse has RW / CH in quarters of foliated cross, and the reverse has a 'P' within a beaded circle, with []OT[]around. Egan (1994, No 272 Fig.36 and No.269*, Fig.35) has similar cloth seals. Similar cloth seals can be found at http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_ite…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: LON-312098
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating 16th - 18th century. This is a clothworker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the decorated disc. The cloth seal has a bird standing facing left with initials either side of the bird, T on the left in front of chest and S on the right above tail. The undecorated disk has marks scratched onto it possible the number four. Dimensions: length: 21.14 mm; diameter of disk: 16.57mm; weight: 4.33g. Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth…
Created on: Thursday 2nd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: LON-0CD45A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, dating from AD1680-1690. The seal consists of one disc. The lack of a connecting rivet and the jagged breaks on corresponding edges of the discs suggests that a little over a quarter of the seal remains with another three discs connected by the rivet missing. On one side of the seal is a central circular field with the letters [T] N with a [3] above, surrounding is the legend [* GL]OSTER [..] The edge of the seal is damaged. The edge of the disc are serrated giving it a sunburst appearance. Stuart Elton notes: TN are likely to be the …
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
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Record ID: LON-46B22A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Clothworker's personal lead alloy seal dating from the 16th to 18th century. The seal is formed of two discs which would once have been connected by a strip. An integral rivet is visible in the centre of the undecorated disc in the form of a raised circle. The other side has a privy mark within a beaded circle. This mark is composed of the letter T superimposed over a C and an O. Dimensions: Weight: 3.96g. Diameter: 20.17mm. Thickness: 2.79mm.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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Record ID: LON-9EE63F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating 16th - 18th century. This is a clothworker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the undecorated disc in the form of a raised oval. The other side has a privy mark within a beaded circle. There are initials T and G either side of the central stem of the privy mark. A similarly marked cloth seal is in Egan (1995:85 No. 241) and a similar cloth seal on the database is LON-193E2F. Dimensions: length: 27.45 mm; width: 21.63mm…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
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Record ID: LON-9EE452
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating 16th - 18th century. This is a clothworker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs conencting the two. The rivet is visible on the undecorated disc in the form of a raised oval. The other side has a pictorial mark within a beaded circle. There are initials I and T either side of the central human figure. Dimensions: length: 25.43 mm; width: 23.20mm; weight: 9.60g. Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The B…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
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Record ID: LON-92BEEA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part sub-rectangular, spade-shaped searchers / alnage seal dating from AD1575-1620. The seal is cast with Roman numerals +ML above +VIIII. The searcher's stamp mark would have been on the reverse but the rivet head markings cannot be made out with certainty and is now hidden by the superglue applied by the finder. Dimensions: length: 40.97mm; width: 16.21mm, weight: 3.88g. Similar cloth seals on the database are LIN-52BC58 and WAW-79D3C6 Egan, G. 1995 Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum British Museum Occasional Paper 93, No…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: LON-3903B0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval lead alloy cloth seal, dated AD1684. The seal consists of two discs that are connected by a lead tab, they have been folded over so that they are back to back. The lack of a connecting rivet and the jagged breaks on corresponding edges of the discs suggests that a little over half the seal remains with another two discs connected by the rivet missing. On one side of the seal is a central circular field with the letters T N with a 3 above, surrounding is the legend * GLOSTER [..L..16]84 The edge of the seal is damaged but what remains does suggest a date of AD
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2016
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Record ID: LON-490B94
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete post medieval, 17th century, two part circular, lead cloth seal of the Norwich Weavers guild, dated AD.1657. The obverse of this seal, has the NOR/WIC/H stamped on it while the reverse contains the letters HDR/1657/[B]CSP/KL. The letters before the date on the reverse are the surname initials of the Norwich wardens for the year and those after are the Norfolk, county wardens, these are listed as Jhn Pleasance, Chris Richer, Walter Barkham, Willm Hardingham, Jehosephat Davy, Samuel Rawling and the Norfolk wardens were - Robt Beare, Thos Church, Anth Edwards, John Mercer, John K…
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-490A87
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete post medieval, 16th - 18th century, lead cloth seal of Norwich, AD.1500-1800. Obverse of the seal contains the letter B with a flower to the left, an I above and an indistict design to the right. The reverse of the seal has a depiction of a castle with a lion below. The seal is of a Norwich type though not yet datable. Length: 20.39mm Width: 15.04mm Weight: 3.79g
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
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Record ID: LON-49099A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Complete post medieval, 15th-18th century, circular, two part, lead cloth seal designating a cloth as faulty, AD.1464-1800. This is a uniface seal that has been stamped with a crowned Lombardic F surrounded by a legend. Much of the legend is now missing but it would likely have contained the county. Length: 28.48mm Width: 23.47mm Weight: 4.55g
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
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