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Record ID: DENO-B7F927
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal (c. 1500 - c. 1700). The object is the rivet disc of probably a two-disc set, there is an old diametic break and approximately one third of the disc is missing. The disc shows a steep sided crown with three interior crosses, over what appears to be the initials T N - this interpretation is not certain because most of the letters are missing due to the break. It is possible that this is an alnage seal of Thomas Napper, who appears in the alnage tables for Gloucestershire in 1689. The reverse of the disc is undecorated and has the flattened riv…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-AD5F88
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A fragment of a cast lead armorial cloth seal. The fragment consists of a strip, cut or torn across the diameter of a circular seal, 32 mm long, 14.5 mm wide and 1.5 mm thick, weighing 6 g. The fragment is damaged at both ends, so the precise diameter of the seal is uncertain. The front face is decorated with a double-arched St Edward's crown over a Tudor rose, within a ring of pellets. The back face is strengthened by a thicker band of lead, 3 mm wide, across the diameter of the seal. Egan (1994) illustrates a complete circular shaped cloth seal with an apparently identical design on…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LON-7B4F5A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BH-941840
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 cloth seal measures 23mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-66C217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal. 14mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.91grams. The seal is circular and formed of two discs now incomplete which would have been joined by a short rectangular strip. Obverse inscription reads I?-/160-/ C N. This could be a match for the seal of Thomas Lane (TL) 1603 or Joshua Culey (IC) , 1606 Mayors of Norwich. Reverse image may be of a lion or a portculis? Egan, G. Provenanced Leaden cloth seals UCL Thesis 1987 p.177-8.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-00B224
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead cloth/alnage seal. All that survives is one flat circular disc and a portion of the tag. The disc bears the shield of the city of London. The shield is quartered with a sword in the bottom right quarter. Compare with PUBLIC-5064E2 which shows the same shield surrounded with CIVITATIS LONDON.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-009AD6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal comprises two discs joined by a tab at one side. One of the discs bears a very worn unclear motif. Both discs are damaged at the opposite side to the tab, suggesting that this was once part of a four-disc seal.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E794F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval lead four part cloth seal, one disc: stuart royal arms // blank. Diameter 12.5mm. 1603 - 1688 (excluding 1649-60).
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D5CEB5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seal, diameter 20.5mm, 21 within a circle // a bird, ?peacock, facing left above scrolls and within a circle. Late 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D5B0C5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Parts of two post-medieval lead four-part circular cloth seals: - discs 2 and 3, with adherent rust, uncertain motif including the letter M / apparently plain, diameter 13.5mm., late 16th - early 18th century. - disc 2 or 3, crown over thistle with 2½ to sides, diameter 14mm., 1603 - 1727.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-D3E327
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of late Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. The tab is now broken. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a now indistinct design.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-436708
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a chequered shield. The metal is a dark cream in colour Length: 24.78mm, Width: 18.14mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 4.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-EE59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1650-1705. It is circular in plan, consisting of two discs attached by a folded connecting strip. One face is illegible but originally would have displayed the length of the cloth in yards. The opposing face bears the inscription; WOR[S]TED [R]EFOR[M]ED in three lines. Preserved in fair condition with an off white patina, it measures 19.89mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.85g. This is a cloth seal for the Norwich weavers, being the most common type of cloth seal found in East Anglia …
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nowton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-D5C37E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead two-disc Medieval to Post Medieval cloth seal. One disc with a central rivet the other with a corresponding hole, linked by an integral strip of lead folded back to back and impressed with alnage marks on both sides. The rivet is impressed with a plain cross with a pellet in each quarter, all within a beaded circle. The other side has an equal-ended ship, rigged around a central mast. Circa AD1350-1724 but most likely early Post Medieval.
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: WREX-9B7BE4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy continental cloth seal date from the middle of the 16th century until the early 17th century (c. 1550-1650). The seal depicts a capital Lombardic A for Augsberg, Germany. The capital letter replaced the lower case 'a' in the middle of the 16th century. On the other side is a stylised pinecone which is city of Augsburg's badge. Length: 30.0mm; width: 20.9mm; thickness: 4.8mm; weight: 10.1g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-9973A6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of the London based clothier Peter du Bois dating to the Post-Medieval period, c.AD 1618 - 1637. Only one disc of the four disc seal remains which features a central design of a copse of trees within a circular border. Text reading SERGE DE BOIS surrounds the image. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 25.8mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 7g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58F04B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy Cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (1550-1850). The object is a circular with a central heraldic motif on one side, the other side is blank. The heraldic motif is composed of a laurel wreath within which is a shield. The shield had a band of three five pointed stars with crescent below. The folds in the metal are visible front and back and suggest the object is three piece bag seal. The metal is a light cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 28.44mm, Thickness: 3.58mm, Weight: 11.3g.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-421BBA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead four part cloth seal, two incomplete stamps: stuart royal arms // a tree between two lions confronted. Length 27mm. Diams. 12.5mm. 1603 - 1688 (excluding 1649-60).
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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