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Record ID: DEV-38E53B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, consisting of disc 1 of a seal of uncertain form, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc 1 depicts the intials W G in serifed Roman capitals, the partial disc 2 design which survives on the reverse of the integral rivet consists of a capital I flanked by pellets and surmounted by a pair of slatires. Dimensions: diameter 23.4mm; thickness 3.0mm; weight 4.04g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: DEV-212AE6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead loth seal, probably dating to AD 1500-1800. Disc 1 of a 2-, 3- or 4-part seal, with an unclear design. An unclear inscription reads: [...]LE[...]. The impression of a plain-weave cloth can be seen on the reverse of the disc, as well as a partial and similarly unclear design on the integral rivet. The impression of the weave is too ill-defined to allow for a reliable estimate of threads per inch. Dimensions: length 25.5mm; width 26.1mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 6.98g.
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DEV-2076D0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead 2-part cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1700. Only disc 1 survives, along with a section of the connecting strip. The disc depicts a serifed A with a chevroned bar within a beaded border. Although the second disc is lost, part of the heraldic symbol of Ausberg, a pinecone, survives on the ingregral rivet. Dimensions: length 22.6mm; width 19.6mm; thickness 4.2mm; weight 6.51g. Seals from Augsburg date to the 16th and 17th centuries and are by far the most commonly continental seals found within Britain (Egan 1994: 106), cf. ibid fig. 41…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CEA8E9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal, large letter A and a small annulet below (for mixed linen-warp and cotton weft fabrics from Augsburg, Germany) // damaged pine cone on rivet only. Cf. Egan (1994) nos.308-10. Diam. 19mm. 3.5mm thick. Later 16th/early 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-CE2E79
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably disc 3 or 4 of a 4-part cloth seal, dating to c. AD 1590-1724. The disc depicts a shield with indented edges containing a double-stranded equal armed cross with the sword of St. Paul in the top left field, with CIVITA[S LONDO]N around the edge. Dimensions: diameter 15.7mm; weight 1.13g. 4-part cloth seals had come into use by the end of the 16th century, with the alnage taxation system abolished in 1724 (Egan 1994, 2001). Similar seals from london can be seen illustrated by Egan (1994: figs. 19-21).
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-BA69BE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete lead cloth or bag seal issued in the City of Norwich and dated '1576'. Description: The seal remains as one half of two circular seal elements. The front of the remaining half has the initials 'C.N' with 'T.L' above and date '1576' below. The reverse has the remains of an attachment knop for attaching it to the now missing half. The seal is heavily patinated an off white colour. Measurements: 18.36mm in diameter, 3.07mm thick and 2.38g in weight. Discussion: As pointed out by Paul Cannon it is likely that this cloth seal relates to a series of Dated seals with t…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A73BD7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1700. Only one incomplete disc remains. It exhibits a merchant's mark within a beaded border. On the reverse are traces of the central connecting stud, now flattened.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-7B626C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: WC or WO Side 2: GR over an unclearmotif (scratched)
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: SUR-794CCC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: A lion standing left with its tail over its back Side 2: Blank, may possibly have scratched numbers
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: SUR-790954
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval lead cloth seal possibly from Dorset. Side 1: COM/DAR(or similar) Side 2: A lys with a crown above
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-273830
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal: XVI / XVIII. Extant dimensions 20 x 18mm. Cf. Egan no.119. Late 16th/17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-103443
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Part of a lead token, cloth seal or gaming piece. The piece is broadly circular but the irregular and thinning edges sugegst it may have been part of a larger item. On the front is a raised circle containing what appears to be a crowned quadruped, possibly a lion going left, head facing, S-shaped tail above back, lion passant guardant, A small hole by one of the lions legs appears to be a casting flaw. n the back is a second raised circle echoing that on the front, but containing nothing. The piece is 13.3mm in diameter and weighs 1.42 grams. Size-wise it could be the central, squa…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: LIN-1019D4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete, cast lead, two-disc cloth seal. The larger disc is worn and no decoration is visible. On the reverse side, on the rivet only, a partial stamped inscription reading [ ]AR[ ] or [ ]AB[ ] is visible. The seal probably dates from AD1550-1750.
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-FD52E9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post-Medieval Lead alnage cloth seal, probably dating to AD 1625-1649. A complete 2-part seal. Disc 1 is stamped with the intials CR ligated with three rosettes above and below within a circular outer border. Disc 2 is plain. An impression of the cloth is visible on both discs, this appears to be plain weave, 32-36 threads per inch. Dimensions: length 31.7mm; width 25.8mm; thickness 3.0mm; weight 10.29g. The ligated initials CR most likely refer to Charles I, and although late for a 2-part alnage seal Egan (1992: 3) suggests that they continued in use until the mid-17th centur…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C07644
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Two post-medieval two-part circular lead cloth seals: - no device or legend, diameter 18mm. - WOR / STED / REFOR / MED // 4 (apparently with no other number) Diameter 19mm. Second half 17th century.
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8B8754
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast lead, two-disc cloth seal. Only one of the discs with its connecting rivet remains. One side of the seal is cast blank but with with faintly-scratched markings, possibly Roman numerals and possibly a tally. On the reverse side, on the rivet only, the Roman numerals XVII are integrally-cast within the remains of two, concentric, beaded circles. In the centre of the rivet is part of an illegible design. The seal probably dates from AD 1550-1750. Length 22.8mm, width 18.1mm, thickness 4.62, weight 6.75g
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-80B713
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: A crown over an heraldic rose with a letter M to the right and possibly a letter C to the left. The encircling legend is largely illegible Side 2: Blank
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-80ADDE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval strip form lead cloth seal, originally of tubular form. Elton, 2017, p. 113 suggests use by Dutch immigrant weavers. The seal bears the letters LII in a rectangular frame, possibly to indicate 52 yards of cloth.
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-809686
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two-part Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Part 1: Portcullis Part 2: Blank
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-7E1AEE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. A 2-part seal. Disc 1 is incomplete and stamped with a probable monogram ligating a T with one or more letters, probably an O. The stamp on disc 2 is less clear, it consists of a central straight line over which run a series of crescents, with two smaller crescents on each end, opening outwards, and with three pairs of overlapping, larger opposed crescents along its length. Around this is a noew illegible inscription: [...]Y[...]ALME[...]. Dimensions: length: 28.5mm; width 23.2mm; thickness 2.7mm; weight 8.30g. …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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