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Record ID: SOM-56C0AB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc-1 of a two- or four-part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse; detail of disc-1 unclear and with a small portion of the design of disc-2 surviving on the back of the rivet. Dimensions: diameter 18.8mm; thickness 6.1mm; weight 3.38g.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-569C65
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1650. Disc-1 of a two part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, stamped with a depiction of a swan standing left, with the crude inscription HI(N/A). An integral rivet projects from the reverse with a partial, unlcear stamp. Dimensions: diameter 18.2mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight 2.07g. Egan (1994: 105, no. 307) publishes a similar seal which he identifies as being from Valenciennes, dated to the ?17th century.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-565BE2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seal, diameter 19mm. Possibly large letter S with indistinct legend around // illegible. Late 16th - early 18th century. Finder's no. ad368
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56570E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500 - 1724. A 2-part cloth seal, comprsing of two discs connected by a connecting strip and integral rivet projecting from the reverse of disc-1. with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is stamped with an unclear design, with a crown surmounting an unclear feature. Disc-2 is plain. Dimensions: length 25.6mm; width 9.3mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 10.46g. Crowned shields, portcullises and roses were common motifs stamped onto alnage seals, and this identification seems likely, if not certain. The Alnage taxation system ended …
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5621B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550 - 1800. Probably a 2-part cloth seal, with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is plain, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, through the perforation of a now fragmentatry disc-2, this disc being stamped with a now incomplete privy or merchant's mark. This consists of a number four, with an elongated longitudinal bar, overlain by an S and probably terminating in an M, althogh the latter is truncated. A transverse bar divides the two initials. Dimensions: length 23.6mm; width 21.3mm; thickness 5.3mm; weight…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F8D24
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval two piece lead cloth seal. Circular in shape with a linking strip at one edge. Both faces of the circular seal have raised figures around the border, around a central shape or letter. One side shows a central mark which appears to be a small cross or 'x', whilst the opposite face shows a 'u'. The opposite edge to that of the emerging linking strip is flattened and slightly pulled outward. Dimensions: weight: 5.2g, diameter: 15.9mm, height inc. strip: 25.1mm, thickness: 2.1mm
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F89C3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete lead alloy Dutch Customs bag seal of the Post Medieval period (AD1815-1907). The seal is teardrop shaped with a rounded point at the apex, though some of the edges are damaged and the original shape is not entirely known The obverse side shows the upper right quarter of a shield of arms; probably that of the lesser arms of the Netherlands and therefore post 1815. The reverse side has an inscription of 'R & A' (Regten en Accynsen-Cutoms & Excise) over a number which appears to be '823' and would likely have been the control number). There is evidence of a beaded…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D857A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy cloth seal of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1540 - c. AD 1700. The seal is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in section. The seal is made of two discs connected with a strip. One disc has a rivet which protrudes through the hole in the other rivet. The connecting strip is present as a flat rectangular strip protruding from the base. It has been broken, presumed in antiquity. The strip is twisted. The rivets have been flattened and has a stamped design on the surface. The design on the front face consists of a crowned flat toppe…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C564B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal for cloth, probably a type of serge, probably made in Wellington, Somerset. The seal appears to be of the two-disc type and both discs and the connecting rivet survive, although the tab that previously linked the discs is missing. The seal is 26.1mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick and weighs 9.76 grams. The ring disc and rivet are stamped with a central design of a merchants mark in the form of a human foot over a elongated 4 with an S under the heel and an F under the toes. The vertical elongation of the 4 that extends beyond the foot, between the S and …
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-B2FC05
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-medieval (c.1650-1700) four-part lead cloth seal, consisting of a square inner part ('disc' two or three) only. A fragment of connecting strip survives projecting from two opposing edges. It has a depiction to one face only, a letter V or perhaps a harp within a rope-like border. Several annulets are visible in the field surrounding the V/ harp, and within it are raised horizontal ribs (depiction of harps mroe usually have diagonal ribs filling the shape). It measures 15.2x13.2mm, is 0.9mm thick and weighs 1.20g. A similar harp, but with diagonal rib decoration, c…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B24F14
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cloth seal, illegible inscription/device // blank. Diam. 18mm. 4mm thick. 16th-17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-A10E0F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cloth seal. A two part seal joined by a folded integral tab. On one face is a moulded sun face with wavy rays framing it. On the other face is a moulded baluster-like device, possibly a goblet or other vessel. Date: Post medieval - 16th to 17th century Dimensions: 20.96 mm x 14.72 mm x 4.31 mm Weight: 4.87 g
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-30A6FB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but damaged post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (c. 1600.c. 1800). Probably a cloth workers personal seal. Disc 1: Raised design depicting a standing bird (probably a cockerel) with wings closed facing left and initials: 'F L' at sides. All within a beaded circle. Disc 2: Plain. The joining strip is complete but bent. The seal is buff and very fragile. Length: 25.0mm; width: 19.0mm; thickness: 4.3mm. Weight: 9.24g. No parallel found but compare with other cloth seals which depict a cockerel: BH-E9CBD5; CAM-2A7245; ESS-5C1112; NARC-B31093; SF-F6…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-1DD2EE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy cloth seal of post-medieval to early modern date. The cloth seal is a three-part seal wich has been folded closed when it was secured to the bale of cloth (for example). The front of the seal has the words W[...]ANDLEY LONDON around the central seal tab, which has the co-joined letters WH upon it. The loop of the seal partly obscures the word 'London'. The reverse of the seal has a plain outer edge but centrally there are the stamped, not cast, letters H [..] - the second (or potentially the first) letter is not clear. This is a clothier's seal from London and…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F51383
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval two-disc lead cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1650 - 1750. Two circular discs pressed together. Dusc 1: Portcullis. Disc 2: blank. The connecting strip is missing.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9E6486
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, circular, diameter c.14mm. - // illegible // crown over harp, 1/4 to one side, within beaded border // blank. 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-9B387E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1500-1700. Obverse depicting a rose. Reverse depicting the letter K. It has a diameter of 16.27mm, a thickness of 2.72mm and weighs 2.66g.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-874D4C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead Cloth Seal of Post-Medieval date (AD 1380-1700). The object is a two part seal and is composed of two circular discs joined by a connecting strip which is folded to press the two discs together. One disc has a rivet which has been pushed through the hole of the second disc. And designs on the seal are not visible The earliest seals for marking the quality of cloth date from the late 14th century and continued in various forms up to the 19th century (Egan 1994 p2-4) Diameter: 23.40mm, Thickness: 3.45mm, Weight: 4.7g.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: IOW-78E61C
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). One disc and part of the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is greyish buff overall. Length: 23.6mm; width: 18.6mm; thickness: 3.5mm. Weight: 5.37g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 106, fig. 41, refs: 308-310) has been attributed to Augsburg in Germany. The 'A' and pinecone design ind…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-74F04C
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 1600-1800. The seal comprises of two discs of lead connecting by a rectangular connecting strip, with one disc having an integral rivet pressed through an aperture on the other. Disc-2 is stamped with Bassett / 12 / ST, the outer two lines being in relief and the middle incuse. The notes taken on this object were unfortunately incomplete, it is not clear what, if any, design was depicted on disc-1, nor were any dimensions noted.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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