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Record ID: BH-B4C0E3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the Medieval period. The cloth seal consists of two thin flat circular discs connected together at one edge by a rectangular strip. The cavity between the two discs is filled with depositional residue. The upper surface of one disc is decorated with what might be the remains of a legend, while the surface of the opposite disc is plain. The object measures 19.5mm in length, 12mm in width and is a maximum of 4mm thick. It weighs 4.39 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: BH-941840
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead two-part cloth seal, probably dating to the Medieval or Post-Medieval period. The cloth seal consists of two circular discs attached to each other. The obverse disc is plain with a raised central area and a recessed circumerential boarder which is compressed at one edge. The reverse disc is also plain. An iron pin consisting of a single piece of of iron wire runs vertically through the centre of the object and is secured in place by its two twisted terminals. The lead seal measures 21.5mm in diameter and 5mm in thickness. It weighs 13.01 grams.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: BH-8F82CE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead two-part cloth seal, probably dating from the late Medieval to early Post-Medieval period. The object consists of two parallel circular discs joined together by a rectangular strip at one section of the edge. Both the obverse and reverse plates have moulded decoration of an unclear motif. The object measures 17mm in diameter and is 4mm thick. It weighs 4.25 grams.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-7A00E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period. The seal is formed of a central disc surrounded by an attached concentric strip. The legend on the obverse reads NII/ACK in two lines. The centre of the reverse has scratched markings reading 'IIV' or 'IIW'. The cloth seal measures 23mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: SUR-57720E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: 1661 IK with a crown to the right Side 2: Missing
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-576ACE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: IC (or similar), with a privy mark between Side 2: Blank
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-5764DA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval two-part lead cloth seal. Side 1: IP with cinquefoils in the field Side 2: Blank
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-576035
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: IM (incuse) in a cabled circular frame Side 2: SS (incuse)
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: BH-C7395F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the early post medieval period. One surface is decorated with a monogram perhaps ligaturing a 'T' with several other letters. However, it was not possible to identify the type. The reverse is plain. The seal measures 24mm in diameter and 4mm in thickness. It weighs 7.41g.
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: BH-95CE62
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the period 1558 to 1603. The seal comprises a flat circular disc of lead. The upper surface of the disc is stamped with the the crowned coat of arms of England, flanked by the letters ER and the circumferential legend '[...]VLII'PAO'V[...]LON'. The lower surface of the disc is plain with a small raised circular piece of lead at its centre. The other disc of the cloth seal is missing. See Egan 1995, p. 40-41, no.61 for a parallel which reads 'S'VLII'PAO'VIALLE'LON // LONDINI PRO PANNIS LANICIS (seal of alnage of saleable cloths of London // for w…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Record ID: BH-B1B7F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1650 to 1705. The seal comprises two flat circular discs, one of which is now damaged, joined with a small rectangular connecting strip. One disc bears the relief-stamped legend 'WOR/STED/REFOR/MED', within a stamped circular border. On the second disc are the numerals '40', which probably refers to the length of the cloth, in yards. Length: 21mm; width: 17mm; thickness: 2mm. Weight: 4.38g. According to Geoff Egan, "'Worsted reformed' seals are among the most common and widely found of all kinds (of cloth seal)..., …
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016
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Record ID: BH-9B7C00
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead-alloy alnage cloth seal from the reign of George I (1714 - 1727). Two of the original four discs remain, joined by a folded connecting strip. One of the sub-oval discs bears the relief-stamped bust of the king, who faces right and is surrounded by the legend FIDEI DEFEN within a beaded circular border. On the other disc, is a thistle surmounted by a crown. There is an 'I' in the left field, referring to the duty in pence. The seal measures 24mm in length and 14mm in width.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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Record ID: BH-9670D0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy disc from a post-Medieval cloth seal. The upper surface of the sub-circular disc bears an unidentified relief-moulded shield, above which is a probable date beginning '161'. Three concentric borders surround the shield, the inner and outer borders being beaded, the central comprising a plain line. Diameter: 20.2mm; thickness: 1.5mm. Weight: 2.23g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-95C6A6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval lead-alloy four-disc cloth seal. The two largest discs adjoin one another; one of these bears the 'Prince of Wales' Feathers', in relief,with the letters 'S O' beneath and a beaded circular border surrounding. A remnant of the connecting strip projects from the distal end of this disc. The surface of the adjoining disc has a central star, surrounding which is the legend 'TAYNTON' and, outside this, a beaded border. The other two adjoining discs are incomplete, irregular and undecorated. Length:33.8mm; width:15.8mm; thickness:, 3.2.mm. Weight: 7.05g. TAV[N]TON A simil…
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Offley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-95BF63
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1650 to 1705. The seal comprises two flat circular discs, one of which is now damaged, joined with a small rectangular connecting strip. One disc bears the relief-stamped legend 'WOR/STED/REFOR/MED', within a stamped circular border. On the second disc are the numerals '41', which probably refers to the length of the cloth, in yards. Length: 22mm; width: 20mm; thickness: 4mm. Weight: 6.04g. According to Geoff Egan, "'Worsted reformed' seals are among the most common and widely found of all kinds (of cloth seal)..., …
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Offley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-959154
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal, dating from the post-Medieval period. The remaining portion comprises two adjoining sub-oval discs, linked by a connecting strip, with s relief-moulded portcullis design on one of the discs and nothing on the other. Length: 16.8mm; width: 12.5mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 3.17g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hitchin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-958236
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a post-Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal. The piece comprises one sub-circular disc and part of the connecting strip. Part of a relief-stamped or moulded legend, possibly reading 'OMT', is located close to the edge of the disc; lower down this upper surface is a band containing a line of lozenges, with an arc at its right-hand end. The central portion of the disc is missing and the reverse has a textile impression. Length: 31.8mm; width: 20.8mm. Weight: 4.68g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hitchin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-C79B4B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged disc from a post-medieval cloth seal. The sub-circular design has a relief-stamped rose head at the centre of its upper surface. In addition, close to the edge, there is a possible letter or numeral. A squashed rivet projects from the reverse, located a short distance from centre. Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 2.75g. The presence of the rose suggests this is probably part of an alnage seal, which would have marked the payment of the duty on the cloth. A range of similar seals, dating from the reigns of Charles II to George I, were found in London (Egan…
Created on: Monday 30th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Royston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1E6678
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged lead-alloy disc from a post-medieval cloth seal. The bent object would originally have been circular in plan. The upper surface bears the relief-moulded arms of London: a shield with ridged cross containing a sword in the top left quarter and a wreath at the bottom. Around the top is the legend '[DE/LON]DI/NO'. The reverse of the disc is plain and there is no sign of a connecting strip or other means of attachment; however, there is a single piercing, located a short distance from centre, at 4 o'clock. Diameter: 40.7mm; thickness: 2.2mm. Weight: 17.45g. The design …
Created on: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hormead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-69A35A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a post-Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal. Two sub-oval discs survive, joined by a folded connecting strip. A projection at the opposite end suggests further discs may originally have been attached. The relief-stamped image on one disc takes the form of a crowned rose, with an indecipherable legend extending around the circumference. Faint traces of a design can also be seen on the surface of the second disc. Length: 20.4mm; width: 17.4mm; thickness: 3mm. Weight: 5.4g. Similar seals, dated to the early 17th century, were found in London and are illustrated and discussed b…
Created on: Thursday 8th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abbots Langley', grid reference and parish protected.


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