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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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Record ID: SOM-61B2CC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval or Post Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1714. Disc 1 of a 2- or 4-part seal. The surviving fragment comprises of a flat disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The front of the disc is stamped with a crowned F flanked by fleur-de-lis, all in low relief. Dimensions: diameter 17.3mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 2.48g. With so little of the design surviving any specific identification must be slightly tentative, however very similar seals for faulty cloths are published by Egan (1987: nos. 110-111), suggested to date to…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7D5A82
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A fragment of a Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating from the 17th century. The fragment consists of approximately 25-30 per cent of two discs pressed together. It has worn breaks almost all the way around it's edge. About 10 per cent of the edge is not broken and is part of the original edge of the seal. On one side, in the centre, some numbers have been stamped. probably 10 with the O partly lost. These are surrounded by two concentric circles with a legend in between. The surviving fragment of the legend reads (T)AVN(T). The other side is stamped with a design that featur…
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56E67D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth alnage seal, probably dating to c. 1525-1724. Discs-1 and 2 of a two- or four-part deal, comprising of disc-1, which is plain, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet, and the fragmentary disc-2, stamped with a depiction of a crowned portcullis within an illegible inscription. Dimensions: Diameter 19.1mm; thickness 4.1mm; wieght 5.19g. Egan (1985: 9) notes that the portcullis was "the main design for alnage seals in the late Tudor period... and continued in use into the early seventeenth century", however the design does appear to ha…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56C0AB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc-1 of a two- or four-part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse; detail of disc-1 unclear and with a small portion of the design of disc-2 surviving on the back of the rivet. Dimensions: diameter 18.8mm; thickness 6.1mm; weight 3.38g.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-569C65
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1650. Disc-1 of a two part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, stamped with a depiction of a swan standing left, with the crude inscription HI(N/A). An integral rivet projects from the reverse with a partial, unlcear stamp. Dimensions: diameter 18.2mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight 2.07g. Egan (1994: 105, no. 307) publishes a similar seal which he identifies as being from Valenciennes, dated to the ?17th century.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56570E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500 - 1724. A 2-part cloth seal, comprsing of two discs connected by a connecting strip and integral rivet projecting from the reverse of disc-1. with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is stamped with an unclear design, with a crown surmounting an unclear feature. Disc-2 is plain. Dimensions: length 25.6mm; width 9.3mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 10.46g. Crowned shields, portcullises and roses were common motifs stamped onto alnage seals, and this identification seems likely, if not certain. The Alnage taxation system ended …
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5621B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550 - 1800. Probably a 2-part cloth seal, with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is plain, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, through the perforation of a now fragmentatry disc-2, this disc being stamped with a now incomplete privy or merchant's mark. This consists of a number four, with an elongated longitudinal bar, overlain by an S and probably terminating in an M, althogh the latter is truncated. A transverse bar divides the two initials. Dimensions: length 23.6mm; width 21.3mm; thickness 5.3mm; weight…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C564B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal for cloth, probably a type of serge, probably made in Wellington, Somerset. The seal appears to be of the two-disc type and both discs and the connecting rivet survive, although the tab that previously linked the discs is missing. The seal is 26.1mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick and weighs 9.76 grams. The ring disc and rivet are stamped with a central design of a merchants mark in the form of a human foot over a elongated 4 with an S under the heel and an F under the toes. The vertical elongation of the 4 that extends beyond the foot, between the S and …
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-B2FC05
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A fragment of a post-medieval (c.1650-1700) four-part lead cloth seal, consisting of a square inner part ('disc' two or three) only. A fragment of connecting strip survives projecting from two opposing edges. It has a depiction to one face only, a letter V or perhaps a harp within a rope-like border. Several annulets are visible in the field surrounding the V/ harp, and within it are raised horizontal ribs (depiction of harps mroe usually have diagonal ribs filling the shape). It measures 15.2x13.2mm, is 0.9mm thick and weighs 1.20g. A similar harp, but with diagonal rib decoration, c…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8CC7C4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A collection of 17 Post-Medieval cloth seal fragments, including rove discs, rivet discs and isolated rivets. They are all broken and worn to such a degree that no designs or motifs can be identified. Length (longest piece): 22.0mm. Length (shortest peice): 9.7mm. Width (widest piece): 17.4mm. Width (narrowest peice): 8.5. Thickness: (thickest peice): 5.9m. Thickness (thinnest peice): 1.3mm. Total weight: 38.79g.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C6B19
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A fragment of a probably Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The object consists of a fragment (maybe only 20-30 per cent) of disc 1 of a two- or four-disc seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The fragment is irregular in shape, with worn breaks on all sides, which obscures its original dimensions. Disc 1 is stamped with the letters [...](E )N B above and a possible O, a clear C and a possible A beneath. Traces of disc 2's design survive on the rivet, but it is unclear. Length 20.1mm. Width: 13.7mm Thickness 1.6mm. Thickness (including rivet): 6.7.mm; Weight 3.32…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8C1932
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. The object is a single incomplete disc of an originally two or four-disc seal. It is stamped with a design representing a thistle, composed of raised pellets and surmounted by a crown. The disc is sub-circular in shape retaining much of it's original edge to the left of the design. To the right however, the edge of the disc is missing (about 10-15%) and the breaks are worn and irregular. Above the design is possibly the remnant of a broken connecting strip, by which it was joined to another disc. Alternatively this could be part of t…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-79688E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval or Post-Medieval two- or four-disc lead cloth seal with a privy or merchants mark. The object consists of two disc fragments joined back to back. The fragment at the front is the larger one and is irregular in shape. It retains part of a stamped design but none of it's original edge, having breaks and wear on all sides. The design has a long vertical with a horizontal cross bar at the top, the rest of the top is lost to the breaks. At the base the vertical splits into two conjoined Xs . Half way down the vertical appears to be two short horizontals meeting shorter verticals…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-78E8F9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. Originally forming part of a four-lobed seal, the surviving fragment consists of just two discs joined together: approximately 70 per cent of disc 3 and 90 per cent of disc 4. The breaks are old and probably caused by the plough. Disc 4 appears to have a tab extending a few millimetres from the edge opposite disc 3. At the other extremity, on disc 3, a remnant of the connecting strip that joined it to disc 2 survives and is slightly crumpled. Disc 3 is stamped with a design which, by comparison with similar seals, might be a thist…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-77EEA6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal of of Augsburg, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1650. The surviving fragment consists a single disc (disc 1) of a two- or four-part cloth seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. A small part at the edge of the disc is folded over and this may be a remnant of the connecting strip (or of disc 2 in the case of a four-part seal). The disc is stamped with a design featuring a large letter A in relief in the centre, with prominent serifs, a flat top and a v-shaped cross-bar. There is a small circle above the A and traces of an…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7680C6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead two-part cloth seal. The seal comprises of two lead discs which were originally joined by a connecting strip, which has broken off and is missing. There is an integral rivet projecting from disc one through a perforation in disc two. Disc one is stamped with a design featuring four parallel lines within a circle. The design on disc two features a retrograde figure 4 with cross on the end of its elongated horizontal leg. The vertical leg of the 4 extends downwards and joins the vertical of a combined retrograde uppercase D and an F. Diameter: 20.1mm. Thickness: 73.…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1C08C5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead-alloy two-disc type alnage cloth seal from London. Only about a third of one disc remains, the connecting strip and rivet are lost. The front has the raised stamped design of an angel standing facing with outstretched wings holding a palm in one hand. arounf the central design iks a inner circle then the legend GLOR[IA IN EXCLSIS] the an outer border. The fragment measures 22.59mm in length, 17.84mm in width and weighs 4.51g. Such seals were used to show the piece had paid the appropriate taxes (alnage). Cloth seals bearing a facing angel are issued from London fro…
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0BF86D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. A probable 2-part seal, with both discs surviving, although neither is complete. The design on disc-1 is unclear, with that on disc-2 similarly so, although it appears to consist of a line through an oval, potentially a monogram (cf. SOM-7E1AEE). Dimensions: diameter 21.2mm; thickness 3.9mm; weight 6.39g.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-103443
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a lead token, cloth seal or gaming piece. The piece is broadly circular but the irregular and thinning edges sugegst it may have been part of a larger item. On the front is a raised circle containing what appears to be a crowned quadruped, possibly a lion going left, head facing, S-shaped tail above back, lion passant guardant, A small hole by one of the lions legs appears to be a casting flaw. n the back is a second raised circle echoing that on the front, but containing nothing. The piece is 13.3mm in diameter and weighs 1.42 grams. Size-wise it could be the central, squa…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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