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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). The edges are worn and abraded but the connecting strip is intact. The outer face of disc 1 has the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. The rivet has raised capital letters within a beaded circle: [ ]A/[ ]O·/REN The complete legend could be: A/·30·/REN Disc 2 is illegible. This cloth seal is buff overall. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.8mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B8597B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead four part cloth seal. Shield bearing arms of the Company of Clothworkers: A chevron ermine between in chief two havettes and in base a teazel cob // blank. Diam 15mm. 17th century.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-4BCB7A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Post Medieval (later 17th century) incomplete cast lead four part cloth seal. Two discs of a four-part seal remain, discs two and three, but the connecting ribbon is missing. Disc two has 'OF ENGLAND with a bust facing right. Disc three has a fleur-de-lis with 1 to left and ½ to the right. The seal is in fair condition and the surface has a buff patina. The largest disc measures 19.39mm long, 13.42mm wide, 1.57mm thick and weighs 1.23g. Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries (Egan, 1994) as a form of quality control. This may be a 17th century example. There ar…
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-CEBA29
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead cloth or bale seal dating from the Post-medieval period. The seal is 'butterfly' or 'bow-tie' shaped in plan, 32 mm in length, 24.5 mm in width, 3 mm in thickness and weighing 25.6 g, with a folded, tapered connecting strip attached at the centre, 40 mm long, 5 mm wide at the base widening to 10 mm at its terminal. There is a 1 mm perforation 5 mm in from the terminal of the connecting strip. Both surfaces of the body of the seal are marked with numerous semi-parallel lines, spaced at about 13 per cm, which may possibly be the impressions of fabric in the soft lead surface. Thes…
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: LIN-CA6FEC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One disc from a two-disc lead cloth seal of 16th or 17th century date. The seal is flat, circular, and has a hole in the centre. The disc is now bent over. No detail is visible on the surface.
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-9707AD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). An incomplete disc and the central rivet integral to that disc survive. The edges of the disc are worn and the connecting strip is missing. The outer face of the disc is stamped with the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. On the rivet is stamped G / 20 in a pellet border. A similar seal is illustrated by Egan (1994: 110, fig. 43, ref: 321) who suggests the arms would have been…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8E861A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval lead four-part cloth seal, diameter 11.5mm, discs 2 and 3 only. Incomplete shield bearing the arms of the Clothworkers' Company: a chevron ermine between in chief two havettes and in base a teazel cob // Incomplete shield bearing the Stuart royal arms. Diameter 11.5mm. Extant length 18mm. AD1603-1689.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-3D528B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete two- or four-disc post-medieval (c.1600-1700) lead cloth seal for alnage/ subsidy. It consists of disc one only, rather oval in shape with the rivet to the reverse squashed to one side. The cloth seal depicts a crowned rose with the letters L S to either side and the remains of an inscription around the edge, reading from right to left [....]HOP or [....]HOF The rivet to the reverse is stamped with the remainder of the letters AB or perhaps AR or AP.The object measures 14.7mm in length, 10.5mm in max.width, 3.4mm in max.thickness and weighs 2.49g.The dimensions of the fro…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bentley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FD0975
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seals, late 16th - early 18th century: - diameter 25mm. Illegible incuse, including scratchings // - - disc 1 only, diameter 25mm, distorted. 7 / 32 Yd with the numbers incuse, the horizontal line and Yd moulded
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-935519
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Weavers' 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 Weavers' Company seal. The obverse has NORW / ICH / 1654 in three lines and the reverse has NSBH / CNPP / WBB[] 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 is three years before records in …
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: LON-9078EC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval four-part lead alloy Essex cloth seal dated AD 1614. The seal is a four part seal with the two outer parts being round and the two inner two parts being lozenge-shaped: The first outer part has the initials 'I D' with a flower below; the second lozenge-shaped inner part has three lions passant; the third lozenge-shaped inner part has three lidded cups (Similar to those appearing in the Goldsmiths' Company Arms) with ESS EX 1614 around; and the fourth part which is circular has the number 63. Egan (1987:92) writes "The number on the first parts of the above seals, presum…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-80309C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead 2-part cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc-1 is plain, whilst disc-2 is stamped with a design of a lion's bust left above a simplified torse of seven pellets, in low relief, above 1406, which is incuse. The inscription ANDREW PETERSON W[...]KE[...]D (Wakefield?), is stamped in low relief around the outside. Dimensions: length 42.4mm; width 31.6mm; thickness 4.0mm; weight 23.23g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FEAF32
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cloth seal: privy mark between with letters PSC // blank. Diameter 26mm. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E7D070
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy 18th or 19th century bag seal issued by Rigden Brewery in Faversham, Kent. Obverse: legend in two line, with lower legend curving upwards. Legend: RIGDEN - F[AVERS]HAM'.Reverse: Horse rearing (forcene) left Measurements: 20.48mm in diameter, 4.97mm thick and 7.1g in weight. Discussion: Although not possible to date exactly this bag seal clearly relates to Rigden's Brewery, based at Faversham until the 1900s and the brewery remained in operation in the town until the 1990s. Although the use of the horse here has no direct association with the brewery or Faversham, a rear…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-46CE52
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (1500-1650). The cloth seal has been pierced with a circular hole, c. 1.7mm in diameter, at about 10 o' clock on the obverse. One disc and the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar, crescent above. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is buff overall. Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 3.6mm. Weight: 5.95g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 1…
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-032F20
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but damaged post-medieval lead cloth seal probably dating from the 16th century AD. On one face is perhaps the Tudor royal coat of arms, ie a moulded shield bearing the Fleur de Lys of France and the three lions of England quarterly. The seal was apparently made up of two discs, now crushed together, and with an oval piece held to the surface of one side onto which has been moulded the letter F positioned centrally within a beaded circle Further lettering, perhaps [...] C O M I '. V, appears within an outer border. Any tab or lug, linking the two discs, is now missing. D…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: DUR-EA8A9B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the Post Medieval period (AD1600-1700). The seal is a single circular disc with knop on the reverse, and a casting mark. The obverse is decorated with what is possibly the figure of a king holding a sceptre with an inscription to the right of the figure. Tthe only letters visible are a letter E or L and I. The casting seems to be slightly off centre hiding some of the detail and inscription. The seal would possibly have been bifurcated; the other disc is missing. This type of seal was widely used during the 17th and 18th centuries but could al…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E9A646
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval lead two-disc cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1700. One disc is smooth, with no trace of any design visible. Projecting from one side is the stub of the xconnecting strip. The second disc is incomplete and exhibits traces of a relief knotwork design, possibly a merchant's mark.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D93BFA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two part lead cloth seal. Two circular discs joined by a central integral rivet and a narrow strip at one edge. On face is undecorated and the other bears a raised design of an open crown over a rose. Date: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1550 Dimensions: 23.60 mm x 26.50 mm x 4.70 mm Weight: 12.93 Similar to an example from Essex recorded in Egan, G 1994, Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum, p. 26, No. 14 & p. 161, plate 11
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D87C57
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The seal is circular with "10. // WI" in centre. The joining strip is on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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