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Record ID: SOM-7D9D63
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead alnage cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1575-1603. Disc 4 of a 4-disc cloth seal, with the remains of two connecting strips on opposing sides of the disc. The disc has been stamped, although this has been largely obscured by the large aperture created by the rivet. The survivign stamp consists of the letter E to the left of a single arched crown, surmounting a probable shield or portcullis, the upper left corner of which can be seen. The right half of the disc is worn and no R can be seen. The number 13 is scratched in Roman numerals between 5 and …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-7CE2E5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, dating to AD 1550-1700. A two-disc seal with the connecting strip surviving intact. Disc 1 is plain but with the number 33 scratched into its surface. Disc 2 is stamped with a privy mark consisting of the intials (F?) E flanking interlace forming three loops which connects to a tun or barrel below, with this having three collars on either side. The mark has a corded border. Dimensions: length 28.3mm; width 21.3mm; thickness 4.8mm; weight 8.12g. No exact parallel has been found for this seal, although it is probably the personal seal of a Clothie…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-7C48C6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval lead London Dyer's Cloth seal, dating to AD 1613-1800. A two-disc seal with the connecting strip surviving intact. The first disc is stamped with a cart wheel, with +RICH: GOSSAGE around. The second disc is plain. Dimensions: length 19.7mm; width 15.8mm; thickness 3.5mm; weight 4.92g. Similar seal can be seen on this databse, LON-490183, on Bagseals.org, BSG.CS.00851, as well as in the Museum of London's collections, 81.4/16 and 81.4/15. These seals all feature a stamp on the reverse, and none clearly feature the abreviation of Richard seen here.
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: DENO-7B6B44
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A post medieval cloth seal, possibly a Dutch Colchester seal dating to the period AD c.1571- c.1799 due to its large diameter (Egan 1992, 3). The cloth seal is roughly circular, and consists of two discs rivetted together. An impression of the rivet is visible on the opposite side to it, but otherwise the seal is too worn to see any markings on either side of the object. Diameter 32mm; Thickness 3.4mm; Weight 18.18g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-6662B8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Two inner discs from an incomplete four-part lead cloth seal of Norfolk dating to AD 1685. The discs have a complete connecting strip on one side which is bent in half to place them back to back and the scar from the loss of the connectng strip on the opposite edge which would have led to another two disks joined by a rivet. One disk is marked 85 encircled by a plain line border with *NORFOLKE around, again in a plain linme border. The other side has a crown within a double border, the inner plain line and outer pelleted.The diameter is 10.5mm and the weight is 1.37g. NLM-756513 an…
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-2A2E1E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A lead alloy cloth seal of post-medieval date. The object is oval in plan with a projecting tab. The remaining disc is stamped by a crowned fleur-de-lis with the initials I R to each side. The cloth seal was probably issued during the reign of James I (1603-1625). The second half of the cloth seal is missing. Dimensions: 20mm in length, 13mm in width, 2.00g Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries (Egan, G. 1989 'Leaden Seals for Textiles - Some Archaeological Evidence Relating to Fabric and Trade' Costume No. 23).
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-170440
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead 4-disc cloth seal, dating to c. AD 1550-1800. Three of four discs survive. One disc is depicts a shield with an indented side, quartered by a triple stranded cross with a truncated probable sword in one field, the lower two quarters empty. Around this is the legend (pellet) CIVITA(T) [...](I) . The other disc is stamped by the initials AW, with a possible third below. Dimensions: length 29.7mm; width 15.5mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight 5.08g. This seal is most likely a seal of London, with similar seals with triple stranded crosses and swords of St.…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-166D1D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, issued during the reign of James I (AD 1603-1625) and dating to AD 1612. An incomplete probable 4-disc alnage seal, with two discs surviving, although now in two parts, broken at a fresh break. Disc 1 is stamped with a crowned thistle between [1]6 - 12, disc 2 is less clear, but appears to be 810 below [...]ET. Dimensions: Disc 1: length 19.6mm; width 16.2mm; thickness 1.3mm; weight 2.20g. Disc 2: length 18.7mm; width 17.5mm; thickness 2.2mm; weight 2.86g. Although no direct parallel has been idenitfied for this seal, the crowned thistle frequen…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-163447
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1800. The seal is incomplete, with only the integral rivet and an adjoining section of the disc from which it expands surviving. The surviving section of the disc depicts a design of an eagle or perhaps more likely, a griffin, advancing left, right foot in front with each talon terminating in a pellet. Dimensions: length 15.7mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 2.8mm; weight 3.13g. A similar, but not identical Italian seal can be seen at http://bagseals.org/gallery/main.php/images/main.php?g2_itemId=22861.
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-11D857
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Post-medieval two-part lead alnage or subsidy seal to confirm the quality of the cloth, probably of 17th century date (see Egan 1995 pp.161-2, figs.10-11, nos.11, 12 & 22). No.22 is from Colchester, but nos.11 and 12 are from Devon. This cloth seal is in good condition with little damage on either surface or the edges. The two discs are joined by a folded connecting strip, which protrudes from the discs by 6.5 mm, and is 5.5 mm wide with a folded thickness of 4 mm. Together the discs have a diameter of 24 mm. The total thickness of the two discs is 4 mm. The lower disc has a central p…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: GLO-FF61E8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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~~Lead Post-Medieval cloth-seal, two lead discs held together by a connecting lead strip which has been folded over. An integrally cast prong on the back of one disk passed through a central oval hole in the other, this second disc has a large stamped eight pointed star decorating the whole of the face. The other side is decorated with a diagonal transverse line that id flanked by incised hatched lines that form a rough W pattern
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest Of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-FB76F7
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: P (?I) Side2: Possibly blank
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB71DF
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 W (possibly for William III) Side2: Blank
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB6478
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Post Medieval lead cloth seal in a cross-shaped form decorated with a possible dagger with a rounded pommel. There is a cross pattee at the end of the 'blade' and four six-point stars in the field. There is a textile impression on the inside.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-95F20D
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. The outer edge of both discs has been lost, effectively leaving only the integral rivet. One face is stamped with a chevron-barred intial A for Augsburg, the other with the initials E/F V/W, surmounted by a crescent between two pellets. Dimensions: diameter 13.6mm; thickness 2.8mm; weight 1.71g. 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). This example is unusal in being stamped with intials r…
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-58EA41
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth or bag seal of the Post-Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1700. Description: The object represents one half of a bag seal bearing bears the image of a female angel, who stands facing forwards and has spread wings in relief. The design is contained in a raised border around the edge. The seal is fairly heavily warped and worn with much of the edge folded down. No legend is visible. The back is undecorated but has the pellet that would have attached it to the other half of the seal. The object is heavily patinated off white colour apart fr…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: DEV-70FC98
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1800. Two lead alloy discs pressed together with one connecting strip surviving, the vestigial remains of a second set of connecting strips as well as the lack of a rivet on either disc suggesting that it was originally a 4-disc seal. One face is stamped in low relief with a depiction of an eagle or other bird of prey standing left with wings outstretched, stood on a trasverse line of pellets. This is within a low largely illegible inscription: [...(IN?)...]WA[...]ON (pellet). On the reverse, again in low relief is t…
Created on: Friday 18th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 25th August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-6BC35E
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 (c.AD1500-1620). The seal comprises one half of a rivet and ring cloth seal, featuring a device that resembles a thistle or pineapple.The raised pineapple has an oval shape made up of pellets above which is a waisted foliate stem with four trefoils made of pellets to either side. The rear side has the remains of the rivet, whilst the second perforated disc and connecting strip are missing. The seal is 19.04mm in diameter, and 3.97mm thick. It weighs 5.2g. A very similar example of this seal is recorded on the d…
Created on: Friday 18th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-5AB241
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete very worn Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to the 19th century. The seal is disc shaped and decorated with what looks like two circular shield motifs. The right shield depicts possibly a bird in the top section above two 'X X' markings in the bottom section. The reverse has no decoration. Measurements: 23.22mm diameter, 3.62mm thick, and weighs 10.59g.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-5818E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1900. The seal is comprised of a single disc of metal. One surface bears the Arms of England; three lions passant guardant. This was the arms of England until AD 1399, however it is probable that the seal dates much later. The shield is flanked by the digits 1// ½. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-grey/brown patina and is worn. The seal is 13.9mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 1.2g.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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