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Record ID: NMS-2C64CE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Lead cloth seal, 163... flanking crown above Stuart Royal Arms, flanked by C R. Diam. 17mm.
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
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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: IOW-2D79A4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1750). Discs 1 and 2 of a two or four-part seal. Disc 1: plain or illegible, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet. Disc 2: plain or illegible. The rivet has been stamped with letters: 'Y O'. The object is greyish buff overall. There is no indication of a joining strip. Length: 25.7mm; width: 25.3mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 11.23g.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-04F07A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating from AD 1600-1620. This is one disk from a four-disc cloth seal. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:303). The obverse has the Arms of the town of Wesel, an ornate shield bearing three weasels courant, central inescutcheon, MEMENTO.MORI around. The reverse is blank and undecorated. Part of a second inner disk is present. Elton (2017:303) writes "The other inner disk may show two crowned B's (see MOL NN21187) possibly standing for Bombazine (a mix of silk-warp and worsted weft, twilled fabric)." Dimensions: diameter: 33.80mm; weight…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-010B1D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Russel Company Seal dating from AD 1654. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a Norwich Russel Company seal. The obverse has the Arms of Norwich, a castle with three towers and a lion passant below. The reverse has []NPP / WBB / 1654 in three lines. The letters on the reverse side shows the surname initial of the 12 wardens of Norwich for that particular year. Unfortunately 1654 …
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-B3BD3E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval (1600-1800) two-part lead cloth seal, disc one retaining the squashed rivet and disc two with a central perforation: portcullis // worn/ illegible, break around line of rivet. The cloth seal measures 20.0mm in length, 13.0mm in width, 6.2mm in thickness and weighs 6.12g.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upper Clatford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-AE6254
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. This is a cloth worker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the obverse of the disc in the form of a flat oval. The seal has a privy mark consisting of initials F and W either side of the central stem of the privy mark. A similarly marked cloth seal is in Egan (1995:85 No. 241) and a similar cloth seal on the database is LON-193E2F. Dimensions: diameter: 19.98mm; weight: 6.85g Reference: Egan, G. 199…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-AE4737
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal has a demi griffin rampant with a W in exergue, the legend A[]DWIND / []D[] around. Dimensions: diameter: 33.85mm; weight: 10.12g Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London. Elton S.F. 2017. Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Identification of Lead Seals Attached To Cloth, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. Egan G. 1987. Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Univers…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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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: DOR-F46C61
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead two part cloth seal dating to c.1600-1700. One side is stamped with a simple monogram in the form of the letters RN with three pellets above within a circle. There is a letter stamped on the other side, possibly an L or Y or possibly a 7. Such marks were use by clothes weavers and dyers as personal seals in the late 16th to late 17th centuries. Date: Post Medieval Dimensions: 25.59mm x 20.16mm Weight: 14.60g
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9C7FB0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete post-medieval lead two disc cloth seal, from the Norwich Weavers' Company, dating to the second half of the seventeenth century. The seal consists of two discs a front one that is inscribed and a rear one that is plain. These would have been linked by a tab but which has been broken and is now folded down onto the rear disc. A projection on the back of front disc would have been pushed through the other and bent flat, holding them together but this structure has come apart leaving the flattened projection on the back of the front disc. The rear disc has a central hole for…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke sub Hamdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-59D179
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth or bag seal which has been opened out. There are three distinct stamped designs: An Irish harp, crowned, flanked by a pair of five-petaled flowers all set within in a diamond or lozenge comprising a plain line and outer cabled border. A monogram of TG flanked by a pair of quatrefoils within a circular cabled border surrounded by an indecipherable legend with a number of five petalled flowers as initial marks, possibly ***[...]P.P.Y. A circle containing the letters which may be S L(or E) A / P O H / ED.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B5E68D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth-seal, undecorated, impression of cloth around rivet on reverse. 20 x 17mm. 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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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: SF-BC4C9F
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 exactly 1682. The seal was originally comprised of four discs connected at their upper edge by a folded tab, though now only two of these survive intact. One face is stamped with a crown over the cipher CR, around the edge of which is the inscription: *ENGLAND 1682. The opposing face is somewhat mis-stamped, though the original design would have consisted the letters 'JSHME' ligatured, the inscription '1682' and numerals 1 1/2 inscribed above and below it respectively. The latter refers to the duty paid on the bolt of cloth, the former…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A03611
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, two disc, lead cloth seal of early Post-Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1650. The seal is circular in plan, though a considerable amount of the upper disc has broken away and is now missing. The front face carries a moulded design in the form of a pinecone and the second, smaller, disc a moulded letter A. The seal has a light, cream patina. It is 14.6mm long, 13.5mm wide and 3.6mm thick. It weighs 2.52gm. Other seals with this design are recorded on the database: compare for example records DUR-6BC35E, SOM-8C1932 and LIN-0D85A. This last reference suggests that the lette…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8C81D5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two-part lead cloth seal. Two large discs joined by a narrow tab at one side. On the back of disc one are two integral pointed hooks which pass through holes in disc two and are bent diagonally accross the disc. Disc one: A fleur de lys with a Gothic letter d above to the left and an indistinct design above and to the right. Disc two: traces of Gothic lettering Date: Medieval - c. 1300 - 1500 Dimensions: 25.99 mm x 4.50 mm Weight: 10.39 g
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-504661
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead bag tag disc fragment. On one side is an incomplete struck design of a heart-shape headed by a large T; inside the heart are the letters R o T. The reverse has no decoration. Weight 2.1g, diameter 12.7mm, thickness 2.9mm.
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bucknall', grid reference and parish protected.


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