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Record ID: SF-EE59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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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: SF-850124
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The cloth seal is of the 'two disc' type, one disc and the connecting folded strip missing in old damage. The surviving disc retains a projecting circular stud on its reverse, the opposing side decorated with the arms of Haarlem, Netherlands (vertical sword below a cross, two stars flanking each side). Preserved in fair condition with a creamy grey patina, it measures 25.41mm in diameter, 3.56mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 8.29g. A similar more complete cloth seal also originating from Haa…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DD7A36
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and rather damaged lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c. 1550-1700. The cloth seal is of the two disc type, originally connected by means of a central stud, though now only the midpoints of each disc survive. The outer disc has been stamped with the Royal Arms (three lis and three lions opposed quarterly), flanked by a cipher- though only the 'R' survives and subsequently the monarch under whose authority this cloth seal was issued cannot be identified. However based on style, it is likely to be Elizabeth I or Charles I. Preserved in rather poor condition with a…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-01F3CD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy alnage seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. It is of the two-disc type, consisting two circular discs connected at their midpoints by an integral circular stud and joined at their upper edges by a connecting strip where the original discs were folded over. The rear face of the seal is plain, whereas the upper face depicts a madderbag underneath the initials WG. Preserved in good condition with an even greyish patina, it measures 30.94mm in length, 24.45mm in diameter, 3.77mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 9.35g. A similar seal is publis…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-EF0377
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. Only one side of the object survives, demonstrating a folded over rectangular tab at its upper edge and the remnants of an integrally cast stud on its lower, which would have served to attach both sides of the object together. On its outer face, the latin numerals XVII/XVII in two lines are visible. Preserved in fair condition with an even light brownish patina, it measures 22.09mm long, 18.71mm wide at its midpoint, 2.38mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 7.68g. A number of similar cloth seal…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1BF72C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal probably issued under Charles I and dating c. 1625-1649. Only one disc of the original object survives, with the scar from its original circular integral stud visible on its reverse face. On the outer face of the surviving disc, the design of a crowned Tudor rose has been stamped, flanked by the initials 'C R'. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven greyish patina, it measures 16.28mm in diameter, 1.04mm thick and weighs 1.46g. A similar cloth seal has been recorded on the PAS database, see record SF-D45E92.
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FC0069
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outer being stamped with the initials 'S' worked into the midpoint of a merchant's mark . Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 18.49mm in diameter, 3.94mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 4.02g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FBF796
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outer being stamped with the initials 'HB' either side of a merchant's mark and the inner with the Roman numerals 'XXIII'. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 17.72mm in diameter, 3.22mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 3.78g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FBE359
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, possibly issued under Queen Anne (1702-1714). The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outermost of which is stamped with the initials 'AR' topped by a crown. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 13.17mm in diameter, 2.81mm thick and weighs 3.77g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5C779E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comeplete but heavily distorted cast lead-alloy alnage seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1650. This is a four disc alnage seal, with the two inner faces obscured due to folding of the object along its middle. One of the visible discs depicts the initials W I I G arraqnged in a lozenge within a circular border, around which is the inscription COM EBOR (abbr. 'County of York'). The opposing face is slightly mis-struck, but a central flower design within an inner pelleted border is visible, around which the legend [SE]RCHED can be read. Preserved in fair condition with a…
Created on: Monday 24th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Santon Downham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-174108
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval lead cloth seal, of unknown provenance. Face 1: An eagle with wings spread surrounded by an unclear legend - [...]EN[...] Face 2: A double armed cross For similar examples recorded with the PAS see SUR-09CC22 and SUR-652AC3. The inscription on the latter has been identified as [NORWIC]H ALIE[NS] (probably Walloon immigrants, from the area of present day Belgium) (c.f. Egan 1995, no. 93). Length: 20.55mm, width: 17.37mm, thickness: 4.21mm, weight: 6.22g
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8060B2
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. 1600-1700. It consists of two discs folded over on themselves through the means of a connecting strip, fastened by means of a central stud. The reverse of the object is plain, while the upper surface displays the initials R P flanking a merchant's mark within a pelleted rectangular inner border. Preserved in fair condition with a brownish cream patina, it measures 26.27mm long, 19.76mm in diameter, and 3.08mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 6.6g. Cloth seals were utilised as a method of quality control, o…
Created on: Friday 7th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westhorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-242F98
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal probably dating to the 17th century, perhaps 1676. It is formed of two matched pairs of circular discs, folded over via a sub-rectangular connecting strip and secured to each other at the lowermost of the two pairs by an integral circular-sectioned stud which perforates the opposing disc. The upper disc is ornately decorated; on one face the alpho-numerical inscription **/DOZEN/*76* (with the numerals 76 probably referring to the date) can be seen, while on the opposing face the arms of the Quilter family (Argent, a black bend between three Martle…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-12745B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead post-medieval cloth seal. It is formed from two discs of lead joined to one side, with an integral loop extending from the outer edge of one disc. This loop is now damaged and mis-shapen. On face bears a lion rampant with an indistinct letter to one side and the other the arms of Stuart Britain. The coat of arms of Stuart Britain can be seen on an example in the collections of the British Museum (Egan, 1995, no.123). It is likely to date to the reign of James I or Charles I. Length: 25.94mm, width: 12.16mm, thickness: 4.42mm, weight: 3.34g
Created on: Monday 27th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ashfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F64B95
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead post-medieval cloth seal. It consists of two discs linked together with a strip of metal to one side. On one face there is the moulded design of a rose and on the other a female bust left with the lettering "[...]BRI[...]GINA" around it. It is hevaily worn and corroded and slightly bent out of shape. The female bust and legend are very similar to those seen on an example from excavations in London, which bears the bust of Queen Anne on on side surrounded by the legend "MAG BRI [REGINA]". A date range of c.AD 1702-14 can therefore be suggested. Length: 19.61mm, w…
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B171FE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead post-medieval cloth seal. Only one disc survives with a small strip extending from one side where it would have attached to another. In the centre of the reverse is a mis-shapen attachment lug. On the outer face is the raised design of a three towered castle with part of a lion passant guardant below (arms of Norwich) surrounded by an off-centre pellet circle. Egan (1995, 43-4, no.70-5) illustrates a group of similar Norwich seals all bearing the same design. Without the other half only a broad 16th ot 17th century AD date range can be assigned. Length: 20.75…
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F6D75C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead calloy post-medieval cloth seal. Only one disk survives. One face of this bears the imprinted design of a cockerel within a square pellet border. The other face is undecorated. A very similar seal has been recorded with the PAS from Essex - ESS-5C1112. This one is more complete and bears the inscription 'C O N R V F F ??'. The deisgn and style of the lettering suggest an 18th or 19th century date. Diameter: 14.48mm, thickness: 1.23mm, weight: 1.43g
Created on: Monday 1st February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FB62B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead four part alnage seal, possibly from the reign of George I (1714-1727 AD). One disc and part of the connecting strip survive, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The disc is flat, circular in form, and with some damage on all edges. At the top of the disc is an integrally cast rectangular connecting strip, now incomplete due to old breaks. The front face of the disc depicts a laureate(?) bust right, surrounded by the worn legend G.BR-RE[X], presumably for George I or later. The entire object measures 23.29mm in length, 15.43mm in width, 1.15mm in thick…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Last updated: Friday 9th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FB2708
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date. Part of one disc survives, seemingly deliberately cut along one side, the remainder of the object now missing due to old breaks. It is flat, oval in form and with a large central circular perforation. Visible on one face, but largely obscured by the central perforation, is depicted a griffin rampant right within a pelleted or beaded border. Surrounding the border are the remains of a legend reading [...S/B?]A[...], the majority of the lettering now either missing or illegible due to the preservation of the object. It measures 4…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Last updated: Friday 9th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2A648D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead medieval or post-medieval cloth seal. It is formed from two lead disks attached together. The strip that would have joined them originally is now missing. One disk is much smaller than the other. The larger disk depicts the royal arms of England and the smaller one depicts a portcullis. Similar designs are found on a number of two-part late medieval and early post-medieval seals illustrated by Egan (1995, 175-6, fig.24&25) Length: 23.57mm, width: 20.10mm, thickness: 3.62mm, weight: 6.44g
Created on: Friday 13th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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