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    • Object type: cloth seal
    • Institution: NLM

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Record ID: NLM-2A59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal. A pair of elongated figure-of-eight-shaped plates, each of thickness 1.7mm, juxtaposed, with a thick lug passing from one through the other. One loop of one of the plates bears a moulded design resembling a cross potent. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Length: 28.9mm, Width: 12.0mm, Thickness (at lug): 6.1mm, Weight: 8.39gms
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-841277
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible cloth seal. A pair of discs of slightly different sizes cur from thin [0.8mm] lead sheet, linked by a strip or sprue, and with paired U-shaped lugs projecting from the larger disc and passing through the other, being splayed on its far side. Patinated. Stamped numerals in modern style read: 8261 or 1938; they appear on one side of the larger disc. The latter reading might indicate a modern object made in the style of a cloth seal. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1750. Diameter: 26.0mm, Thickness (overall): 1.9mm, Weight: 9.78gm
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E2C329
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead bale or cloth seal. A flat cast disc linked to a slightly larger disc at a common edge with a central hole of diameter 9mm punched through its middle. The larger disc bears stamped characters at its edge on one side, possibly NA/F. The smaller disc bears the letters L / VIF. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850 Length: 34.9mm, Width: 19.2mm, Thickness: 1.4mm, Weight: 5.95gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDD876
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible cloth seals. Two similar fragments, the more complete comprising a larger [diameter 21mm] and smaller [diameter 16mm] disc linked by a flat sprue, with a squashed lug on the back of the larger disc and a central dimple on the smaller. The other fragment bears a partial curvilinear numeral or character on one side of a disc of diameter 19.5mm, with a squashed lug on the back. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Combined Weight: 14.97gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDC7E1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable cloth seal fragment. A segment from a thin cast disc bearing a stamped legend in one side: T.E(--)/REF(--), the second line of which may be interrupted by a central circle, and a squashed lug on the reverse; patinated and torn. The strongly seriffed capitals may suggest an early 18th-century date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1725 Estimated diameter: 30mm, Thickness (clear of lug): 0.9mm, Weight: 1.83gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F1D376
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A pair of cast discs linked by a thin sprue, with a central lug on one side of one disc passing into a central hole in its counterpart, clamped in this position at the edge of a length of cloth. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Diameter: 16.5mm, Length (overall as found): 25mm, Thickness: 4.3mm, Weight: 6.27gms
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-605372
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal fragment. A thin wide cast ring, with the stub of a lug formerly connecting this to a counterpart with a male member which would pass through the central hole; patinated. The function is revealed by the imprint of a closely woven textile trapped between the parts of the cloth seal when it was attached. Suggested date: post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Diameter: 19.9mm, Thickness: 1.5mm, Weight: 3.23gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E062A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal fragment. A small disc with a projecting lug, presumed to have connected this to a counterpart. The stamped Arms of the English Commonwealth appear on one side, with the legend: COMMON below. Patinated. The Arms must suggest a restricted date range of c.1650-1660. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1660 Diameter: 13mm, Thickness: 1.2mm, Weight: 1.28gms
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-CD59F2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A small pair of discs pressed or stamped together. One disc is larger than the other, and now appears blank. The smaller disc bears stamped symbols or letters appearing as: O Y II / +0; the 'Y' and the second 'O' may together form a symbol resembling a merchant's mark. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. Diameter: 13.7mm, Thickness (overall): 3mm, Weight: 2.71gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-CD481A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A cast pair of discs linked by an integrally cast strip, with a hidden lug probably involved in the attachment of one disc to the other. Patinated One side, the larger disc, bears the stamped Roman numerals XIX. The other side bears a lattice pattern; this might be part of a portcullis motif (also known on a Yorkshire seal, appearing on both sides: Egan 1994 page 175, fig. 24 no. 107). Similar lettering appears on a cloth seal also bearing the date 1619 (ibid., page 173, fig. 22 no. 91), and the date of that object may be an apt guide to that of this example. Suggeste…
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-072273
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable cloth seal. A larger plain concavo-convex disc with a narrow rectangular tab projecting and folded into its hollow back over fragments of a smaller disc. Patinated. Probably a cloth or bale seal. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850. Diameter: 26.4mm, Thickness (overall): 6.9mm, Weight: 11.25gms
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hibaldstow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-08309E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A pair of cast discs of unequal sizes linked by a stalk. The stamped letters [?G]RO[--] appear on the smaller disc as a probably incomplete legend. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Diameter: 21.4mm, Length (with stalk): 26.3mm, Thickness (overall): 3.1mm, Weight: 7.26gms
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-742BB8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A pair of discs stamped together, with a partially visible legend rendered in modern capitals: [-]ANK & SHEE[?R] / LEED[S]. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850. Diameter: 28.4mm, Thickness (overall): 2.1mm, Weight: 9.83gms
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-61D92E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal fragment. A small disc with a lug on one side; a connected counterpart is lost. The disc bears the stamped motif or a cushion crown or Crown Imperial within a border of closely juxtaposed rhomboids. Probably a later 17th-century alnage seal issued under the later Stuarts. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1660-1689. Diameter: 1.7mm, Thickness: 0.7mm, Weight: 1.43gms
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hibaldstow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D9A44A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal fragment. Cast disc with a lug where the sprue linking it to another has been lost. One side bears a moulded central boss with three concentric grooves around it. The other bears stamped figures: a continuous series of linked lozenges, with three complete lozenges appearing, with a monogram M or W below it. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1550-1650. Diameter: 20.4mm, Thickness (clear of boss): 1.8mm, Weight: 3.96gms
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-FE1006
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal fragment. A small cast disc with stamped motif comprising a thick bar with three smaller bars at right angles to it, possibly representing a crown, and an attached plain fragment of thinner [c. 0.8mm] lead sheet. Patinated. This may be from a Crown or Rose and Crown device. Suggested date: Late Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1475-1550. Diameter: 11.8mm, Length: 16.6mm, Width: 14.7mm, Thickness (overall): 3.2mm, Weight: 3.05gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 21st April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DCCE63
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. Cast pair of linked discs with a doubled lug passing from one disc through the other with its ends splayed. A stamped legend in capital letters of modern form appears on one side: CYNS [--]ASE. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850. Diameter (long axis): 22.5mm, Thickness: 5.5mm, Weight: 11.50gms
Created on: Monday 24th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 24th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B973CB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible cloth seal. Disc, probably formed by the pressing of two thinner discs together, and with the flattened stub of a lug which may have protruded through one of the discs. Patinated and abraded. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Diameter: 18mm, Thickness: 3.2mm, Weight: 5.56gms
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D02093
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cloth seal fragment. A pair of cast linked discs of thin [0.9mm] sheet or foil with a protrusion from one probably passing through the hole in the middle of the other. A stamped or clamped motif of a bovine or, less likely, equine head facing appears on one side. The other side bears a casually incised graffito of four or five characters in a curvilinear script. Abraded, with a fragment of one disc detached in the course of examination. Suggested date: Post-Meduieval, 1600-1750. Diameter: 24.2mm, Thickness (overall): 4.6mm, Weight: 8.22gms
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-14A873
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible cloth seal. A small pair of discs clamped together, an operation which has left relief detail on either side. On one side an apparently figurative motif may depict a person seated at a task with head bent slightly forward and legs extended. The other side bears a possible voided cross with a prominent pellet in each angle. The definition of motifs on both sides appears poor and untidy, and alternative readings may be equally apt. Patinated overall. The figure may represent a worker at a loom. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. Diameter: 15mm, Thickness: 3.1mm, …
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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