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Record ID: LEIC-DDAAD2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, c.1600-1700AD. Thickness: 3 mm, diameter: 16 mm, weight: 1.87 grams. The seal is sub-circular and incomplete and was probably a two part seal. It is decorated on one surface with a three part castle with central tower and gate with large door in front. This is flanked by turrets, each one has an enlarged arrow slit - a vertical slit with rounded terminals. Each turret has a domed roof with spherical finial and a lipped edge below. The other surface is incomplete but what is present appears to be stamped with large letters, possibly an I showing in …
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thurleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8CC7C4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of 17 Post-Medieval cloth seal fragments, including rove discs, rivet discs and isolated rivets. They are all broken and worn to such a degree that no designs or motifs can be identified. Length (longest piece): 22.0mm. Length (shortest peice): 9.7mm. Width (widest piece): 17.4mm. Width (narrowest peice): 8.5. Thickness: (thickest peice): 5.9m. Thickness (thinnest peice): 1.3mm. Total weight: 38.79g.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C6B19
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probably Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The object consists of a fragment (maybe only 20-30 per cent) of disc 1 of a two- or four-disc seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The fragment is irregular in shape, with worn breaks on all sides, which obscures its original dimensions. Disc 1 is stamped with the letters [...](E )N B above and a possible O, a clear C and a possible A beneath. Traces of disc 2's design survive on the rivet, but it is unclear. Length 20.1mm. Width: 13.7mm Thickness 1.6mm. Thickness (including rivet): 6.7.mm; Weight 3.32g. T…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8C1932
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. The object is a single incomplete disc of an originally two or four-disc seal. It is stamped with a design representing a thistle, composed of raised pellets and surmounted by a crown. The disc is sub-circular in shape retaining much of it's original edge to the left of the design. To the right however, the edge of the disc is missing (about 10-15%) and the breaks are worn and irregular. Above the design is possibly the remnant of a broken connecting strip, by which it was joined to another disc. Alternatively this could be part of th…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-88E426
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2 post-medieval lead cloth seals: damaged and obscure privy mark // 20; the other seal blank. Diameters 19.5mm and 17mm. 17th century.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-79688E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval or Post-Medieval two- or four-disc lead cloth seal with a privy or merchants mark. The object consists of two disc fragments joined back to back. The fragment at the front is the larger one and is irregular in shape. It retains part of a stamped design but none of it's original edge, having breaks and wear on all sides. The design has a long vertical with a horizontal cross bar at the top, the rest of the top is lost to the breaks. At the base the vertical splits into two conjoined Xs . Half way down the vertical appears to be two short horizontals meeting shorter verticals,…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-78E8F9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. Originally forming part of a four-lobed seal, the surviving fragment consists of just two discs joined together: approximately 70 per cent of disc 3 and 90 per cent of disc 4. The breaks are old and probably caused by the plough. Disc 4 appears to have a tab extending a few millimetres from the edge opposite disc 3. At the other extremity, on disc 3, a remnant of the connecting strip that joined it to disc 2 survives and is slightly crumpled. Disc 3 is stamped with a design which, by comparison with similar seals, might be a thistle …
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-77EEA6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal of of Augsburg, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1650. The surviving fragment consists a single disc (disc 1) of a two- or four-part cloth seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. A small part at the edge of the disc is folded over and this may be a remnant of the connecting strip (or of disc 2 in the case of a four-part seal). The disc is stamped with a design featuring a large letter A in relief in the centre, with prominent serifs, a flat top and a v-shaped cross-bar. There is a small circle above the A and traces of anoth…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7680C6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead two-part cloth seal. The seal comprises of two lead discs which were originally joined by a connecting strip, which has broken off and is missing. There is an integral rivet projecting from disc one through a perforation in disc two. Disc one is stamped with a design featuring four parallel lines within a circle. The design on disc two features a retrograde figure 4 with cross on the end of its elongated horizontal leg. The vertical leg of the 4 extends downwards and joins the vertical of a combined retrograde uppercase D and an F. Diameter: 20.1mm. Thickness: 73.5…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F9CAAC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to AD 1500-1700. The seal is composed of two roughly circular discs linked together. Disc one has the initials DG stamped on it. Disc two which is somewhat smaller, has what might be a depiction of the Cross or a letter X and a letter L. This weighs 4.18grams, and the maximum diameter is 19.3mm. There is also a fragment of lead possibly associated with the seal which shares the same grid reference. This fragment appears to be two small pieces of lead bent together with no clear shape. This fragment weighs 2.62 grams.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-BA6C9E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead cloth seal dating to the period circa AD 1700-1900, missing its second disc. On disc one the number 17 can be identified. The seal disc is circular, and one edge has been bent out of shape, protroduing outwards, though the disc is complete. An impression of the cloth can be seen on the reverse of the seal. Diameter: 21.55; Thickness: 4mm; weight: 3.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-89D729
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of eight Russian Inland Village trade seals found close together, of 16th - early 18th century date. Each bale seal (except one, noted below) has a central circular depression on one face with a corresponding projection to the other face. The inland villages traded in flax products, furs and pelts. N / [...] // IOHOB; 19.7mm, 10.54g. MC / 10 A NHA // OPNNPI; 19.2mm, 11.80g. [No central depression/ projection]. *** / cross fleuretty with central pellet / .A. // *** / cross fleuretty with central pellet / UDIN; 19.5mm, 11.95g. ** / BA / [...] // ** / large star / CHVHNAC; 13.4mm,…
Created on: Sunday 31st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crondall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-7C80BB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn lead-alloy two disc cloth seal of probable Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The seal is complete, though worn and is formed from two circular discs joined by a rectangular rivet or tag of lead, which was then folded over the edge of cloth, so that the discs and decoration aligns. One surfaces are very worn. One with possibly a basket decoration. The other has a possible port-cullis. The seal has a light grey-white colour overall. It measures 15.6mm in diameter and 2.9mm thick, with a weight of 4.4 grams.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-2A7245
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small lead or lead-alloy artefact of uncertain function and date, probably Medieval to Modern. This object is probably or possibly incomplete but this is uncertain. The artefact has a weight of 1.14g and consists of a thin, 0.9mm, sub-oval lobe of white metal. This lobe has a width of 11.9mm and length of c.13.4mm. An integral sub-rectangular tab projects out from the lower edge, thus increasing the length to 17.6mm. This solid tab has a width of 4.3mm and similar thickness to the rest of the artefact, possibly being marginally thicker. One top corner is twisted and folded back on it…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FE4169
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval fragment of lead four-part cloth seal, one disc only with the arms of the Commonwealth (1649-60), comprising two conjoined shields: England (cross of St George) and Ireland (harp). Extant length 23mm, width 14mm.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D76BE2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cloth seal, two-part, circular, diameter 22mm. - // Privy mark BR, little of the device visible apart from on the rivet. Late 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Sunday 10th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-978566
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Discs 2 and 3 of a post-medieval lead four-part cloth seal, circular, diameter 12.5mm. Bust facing right OF ENG LAND around // Fleur de lis between 2 to left and ½ to right. Late 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-943545
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth seal, three of the probable four parts missing: large N, small I below and small H on side to right. Diam. 14mm. Late 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: NARC-55281C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Early Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1700). The object is a three disc, lead alloy cloth seal and consists of three thin discs connected in sequence by narrow, thin strips. The disc at one end of the row has a circular perforation and that at the opposite end an integral knop. The strip of metal between the two central discs would have been folded over so that the spike on one end passes through the perforation at the other. The central disc is then impressed with a design. On this seal the design on one side is of an outer chain boarder within which i…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-286546
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seals: - disc 1 of a two-part, diameter 14.5mm, crowned porcullis, later 16th - 17th century. - discs 2 and 3 of a four-part, diameter 18mm, bust probably of William III facing right, OF ENG LAND around, within circle // indistinct motif within arcuate circle, 1695-1702.
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-FFD81E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cloth seal of post medieval (16th / 17th Century) date. Seal shows a capital A with chevron bar, within a pelleted circle. This is the initial of the German city of Augsberg, adopted in the middle of the 16th Century. The reverse shows a stylised pine cone, the heraldic badge of the city. This seal type was used on the fustian (mixed linen-warp and cotton-weft fabrics) of Augsburg, known as Ousbrow or Augusta fustians. (Egan G 'Lead Cloth Seals and related items in the BM') Diameter 18 mm, thickness 3.5 mm, weight 7.4
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-C24A92
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a lead alloy four disc cloth seal dating from AD 1550 - 1700. Only one inner disc of the seal survives. It is stamped on one face with a square topped shield charged with three fleur de lis. The reverse is blank. A projecting rectangular tab indicates where the two discs of the other side of the seal would have been attached, and damage to the opposing edge suggest where the final fourth disc would have been positioned. The seal is 18.6mm long, 12.5mm wide and 1.8mm thick. 1.48g. Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries, but the first four disc seals were pr…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-805A22
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead alloy disc, probably one of the inner discs from a four disc cloth seal dating from AD 1550 - 1724 (Egan 1992, Datasheet 3). The disc is rather square in plan, and has the remains of a rectangular projecting tab at one edge (the tab bends backwards on itself), and an area of damage opposite, where the other discs of the seal would have attached. There is a raised rim on one face, and an impressed shield on the other.The shield is the Arms of England. It has four quarters. The top right quarter of the shield depicts a lion rampant; the bottom left quarter depicts a …
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-803D57
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead alloy disc, probably one of the inner discs from a four disc cloth seal dating from AD 1550 - 1724 (Egan 1992, Datasheet 3). The disc has the remains of rectangular projecting tabs at two opposing edges, where the other discs of the seal would have attached. There is a raised rim on one face, but no visible design on either face. The possible seal is 13.9mm long, 11.8mm wide and 1.4mm thick. 0.96g. It has a well developed grey yellow patina.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C5E23D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seal, diameter 22mm. Crowned portcullis without legend // - Mid 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: BUC-96B2F0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post Medieval to modern lead cloth seal dating from 1500-1800. The seal is possibly a one part cloth seal, a solid disc with a lateral hole passing through where the cord would have attached. The decoration on this seal is very worn, but on one side there is possibly a crown stamped motif. The cloth seal is 18.1mm in length, 17.8mm in width, 4.5mm in thickness, and weighs 6.82g 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)
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-4607DA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy bag or cloth seal dating from the Post Medieval or early Modern period (c. AD 1500-1700). The seal is circular in plan with a flat edge on one side and a partial edge opposite. The obverse shows a design in relief depicting a cross or possible coat of arms, though the design is quite worn. The reverse of the seal is plain. The overall dimensions are as follows: 12.79mm in length, 11.83mm in width and 1.39g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
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Record ID: BUC-3250ED
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead two part cloth seal possibly dating to AD c.1380-1700. The seal comprises 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. The motifs on this seal are too worn and incomplete to closely date the object but there seems to be some form of stamp on the end of the rivet but it is unclear. The cloth seal is 30mm in length, 20.3mm in width, 6mm in thickness, and weighs 14.37g The earliest seals for marking the quality of cloth date from the la…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-318FAB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1500-1700. The disc is roughly circular, with worn edges. Both sides of the seal are decorated. One side shows a cross pattee with a pellet on the end of each arm; a further pellet is positioned with the angle of the arms at the centre. The other side displays what appears to be a coat of arms. The depiction is off-centre and consists of an oval double border containing a rounded cross with a shorter line at 45 degrees in each of the four angles of the cross. The cloth seal measures 13.66 mm in diameter, 1.58 …
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: WILT-30F4B5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1500-1700. Disc 1 is extant with part of the squashed rivet remaining on the reverse. The seal disc is circular, and the edges have been bent out of shape slightly, though the disc is complete. The seal depicts a swan standing left in low relief, with the letter N to the right, behind the swan's neck. The cloth seal measures 17.89 mm in diameter, 1.16 mm thick and weighs 2.86 g. Swan seals are associated with an area of the London Waterfront known as Swan Stairs/Old Swan area. A number of similar swan stamps …
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1CBDE6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete four-part lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, dated AD 1660. It is formed from four flattened discs joined at the middle by a short rectangular connecting strip. They are folded so that the outer two discs meet and are held together by a central circular flattened rivet. The two inner discs have impressed stamps. One depicts the arms of the Commonwealth with a possible rose and another symbol above. The opposite disc carries a shield bearing the arms of the Clothworkers' Company, namely 'sable a chevron ermine in chief two havettes argent and in base a teasel cob or' (a c…
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-1B66C0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead two-part Augsburg cloth seal, circular, diameter 22mm. Pine cone on base with vestigial lateral projections // ornate A. Cf. Egan 1994, cat. nos. 308-310. 16th - early 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-08309E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A pair of cast discs of unequal sizes linked by a stalk. The stamped letters [?G]RO[--] appear on the smaller disc as a probably incomplete legend. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Diameter: 21.4mm, Length (with stalk): 26.3mm, Thickness (overall): 3.1mm, Weight: 7.26gms
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-86B25E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval, lead alloy cloth seal dating to the reign of Queen Anne. The obverse bears a crowned bust, facing left, of Queen Anne (AD 1702 - 1714), with the inscription [A]NNA REGINA. Part of the lug for the second disc of the seal projects from one edge. Reverse blank. Small chips removed from around the edge.
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-742BB8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal. A pair of discs stamped together, with a partially visible legend rendered in modern capitals: [-]ANK & SHEE[?R] / LEED[S]. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850. Diameter: 28.4mm, Thickness (overall): 2.1mm, Weight: 9.83gms
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1BF72C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal probably issued under Charles I and dating c. 1625-1649. Only one disc of the original object survives, with the scar from its original circular integral stud visible on its reverse face. On the outer face of the surviving disc, the design of a crowned Tudor rose has been stamped, flanked by the initials 'C R'. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven greyish patina, it measures 16.28mm in diameter, 1.04mm thick and weighs 1.46g. A similar cloth seal has been recorded on the PAS database, see record SF-D45E92.
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FC0069
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 the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outer being stamped with the initials 'S' worked into the midpoint of a merchant's mark . Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 18.49mm in diameter, 3.94mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 4.02g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FBF796
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 the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outer being stamped with the initials 'HB' either side of a merchant's mark and the inner with the Roman numerals 'XXIII'. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 17.72mm in diameter, 3.22mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 3.78g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FBE359
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, possibly issued under Queen Anne (1702-1714). The seal consists of two circular folded discs connected by a central circular stud, the outermost of which is stamped with the initials 'AR' topped by a crown. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven creamy patina, it measures 13.17mm in diameter, 2.81mm thick and weighs 3.77g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-8ACE54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A post medieval lead alloy cloth seal of the London Dyers company. The seal is formed of two discs joined by a strip of led and held together by a central rivet projecting from the first disc. One disc is complete and shows a cross pattee within a circle of pellets. The other disc is damaged with only the area around the central rivet surviving. This shows a shield bearing a chevron with three madder bags, one below and two above, the arms of the dyers company. There were probably letters and numbers to specify the dyes used; these are now missing. These seals were used in the late 16t…
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-687BF7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval lead alloy Named Searcher's Proforma cloth seal dating from AD 1575 -1650. The seal is subrectangular, on the obverse the seal bears the legend RICHARD / FLETCHER / SERCHED (HE ligatured) all within a beaded rectangular border. The reverse has the proforma stamp LONG (31 1/2 incused) / WAIGHT (73 incused) / NARO (2 Y incused) (HT ligatured), in three lines each divided by a beaded line. Another cloth seal bearing the name Richard Fletcher is in Egan (1995:No.244 Fig.33) and Elton (2017:243) Dimensions: length: 33.57mm; width: 27.24mm; weight: 13.97g A similar named s…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-5EC199
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy cloth seal. The seal is sub-circular with a partial connecting lug at one end and evidence of a lug connection at the opposite end suggesting either disc 2 or 3 of a four-disc seal. The face of the seal disc depicts a coat-of-arms comprising a shield in four quarters. The top right quarter of the sheild depicts a lion rampant; the bottom left quarter depicts a harp. The remaining two quarters of the shield are further sub-divided into four quarters, each one showing three lis in the top left and bottom right and three lions passant in the other two qua…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: LON-1E5668
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval lead alloy Colchester Dutch community cloth seal dated AD 1571. The seal has an off centre pelleted ring that contains an ornate shield bearing the three coronets of Colchester, 15 71 to sides, DVYT / COLCESTER / CRONE / SAYE. The cloth seal has been counter stamped with a star of David. The reverse of the seal has two squashed lead rivets attached but is otherwise undecorated. The object has a white/grey patina of lead oxide. Similar seals are shown in Egan(1995:165-66 fig.31-35) and Elton (2017:73) Dimensions: diameter: 40.11mm; weight: 8.72g Elton (2017:73) writes…
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0CE0CE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Discs 1 and 4 from a post-medieval four-part cloth seal, diameter 11.5mm. Disc 1 is blank and disc 4 is probably so. 17th century Finder's no. ac915
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-0BF86D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. A probable 2-part seal, with both discs surviving, although neither is complete. The design on disc-1 is unclear, with that on disc-2 similarly so, although it appears to consist of a line through an oval, potentially a monogram (cf. SOM-7E1AEE). Dimensions: diameter 21.2mm; thickness 3.9mm; weight 6.39g.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-E24305
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast lead alloy cloth seal with a stylised root plant on the obverse with five stems with petals on the obverse, perhaps representing the madder root which was used to dye clothing. The reverse has four circumferential grooves on it in one half and the other half is covered by the other disc and folded strip so is illegible. Egan (1995) illustrates a similar weavers or searchers personal seal with a stylised root plant with five roseate flowers on the obverse and an illegible reverse on page 184, fig.33, no.250, which is dated from the 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-E22776
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead cloth seal: WOR / STED / ...EFOR / MED // 26 (diam.22mm). Later 16th-17th century
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-63B83E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal, circular, diameter 14mm. Part of an elaborate shield bearing a pale with V R around (die far larger than flan) // rivet only. Similar to NMS-016ED3. Late 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-63A479
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead seal: privy mark flanked by letters E E, the upper end terminating in a 4, the lower end springing from an XX // blank. Loop broken. Diameter 25mm. 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-601005
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal, large letter A (for mixed linen-warp and cotton weft fabrics from Augsburg, Germany) // damaged pine cone on rivet only. Cf. Egan (1994) nos.308-10. Diam. 20mm. 4mm thick. Later 16th/early 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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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, nos.…
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 the init…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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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, squashe…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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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 century in …
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
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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. No e…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-7D9D63
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 4…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 Clothier, We…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 and S…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Washingborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-170440
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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. Paul…
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 frequently a…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 centra…
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 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest Of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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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 rather…
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-58EA41
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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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 from …
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 th…
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 database…
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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Record ID: NMS-312B48
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 1550 - 1700. One disc exhibits the arms of the City of Norwich (A castle keep over a lion facing left) and retains the stub of the connecting strip. The other disc is heavily worn around the edges and the design is now unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: WMID-2E6AE0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy four part alnage seal of Anne of England (AD 1702 to AD 1714). Around 50% of the alnage seal is present, consisting of one pair of discs, with rectangular attachment strips to either side. The other pair of discs are missing. One side displays the head of Anne facing left, within a pelleted border. The other side displays a unicorn rampart facing left, with I to the left and 1/2 to the right. It measure 17.5 mm in length, with a diameter of 13.4 mm. It is 2.0 mm thick. It weighs 2.2 g. The alnage seal is a dark grey colour, with an even surface patina. Sim…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-DC9AF2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval complete, opened, lead alloy two-disc Colchester cloth seal from the English community dating AD1618. One of the discs has been stamped with the arms of Colchester: a cross (cross raguly) with a larger coronet at the bottom and two smaller coronets above the arms of the cross within an ornate shield; there is "16" to the left of the shield, and "18" to the right of the shield. On the other disc there is the inscription "[E]NG/[LISH][*COL]*/CH[ESTE]R/SAYE/1618". Dimensions: length: 60.17; diameter: 24.40mm; weight: 8.50g; thickness: 3.30mm Egan (1994: 29) writes "Dutch…
Created on: Sunday 30th July 2017
Last updated: Sunday 6th August 2017
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Record ID: DENO-B4FD87
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to the period AD c. 1500 - c. 1700. The object consists of the rivet and one of the two (or four) discs that make up a cloth seal. The obverse, i.e. the flattened rivet at the centre of the missing second disc, is stamped with two letters: an 'L' and another straight backed letter. The letters are entwined by rope or a vine-like plant. On the reverse the letters 'LPCE G' have been roughly engraved into the metal across the diameter of the seal. Diameter 21.3mm, thickness 2.8mm, weight 4.31g.
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: ESS-8AA049
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular lead cloth seal dating from c. 1600 - 1800. The seal is formed of two discs connected with a central lug. The face of one disc is struck with a design incorporating the initials 'J P' either side of a cross or anchor which could also take the form of a stylised 'T' Dimensions: weight: 6.9g, diameter: 22.5mm, thickness: 3.2mm
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-8839AA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post medieval cast lead cloth seal, AD.1500-1620. The seal comprises one half of a rivet and ring cloth seal. The second perforated disc and connecting strip are missing. The front of the seal carries 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. To either side of this are four trefoils made of pellets. It sits within an ornate tressure, within an incised circular outer boarder. The rear side has the remains of part of the rivet. The seal measures 18.8mm diameter, 3.8mm thic…
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-875BC2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to the period c. 1550 - 1750. Only one incomplete disc remains. The upper face exhibits a relief desing of a bird, wings outstretched, facing left. The lower face retains the remains of the central connecting rivet and an impressed pattern from the cloth.
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: SF-5C779E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comeplete but heavily distorted cast lead-alloy alnage seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1650. This is a four disc alnage seal, with the two inner faces obscured due to folding of the object along its middle. One of the visible discs depicts the initials W I I G arraqnged in a lozenge within a circular border, around which is the inscription COM EBOR (abbr. 'County of York'). The opposing face is slightly mis-struck, but a central flower design within an inner pelleted border is visible, around which the legend [SE]RCHED can be read. Preserved in fair condition with a …
Created on: Monday 24th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Santon Downham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-CCD14E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead seal: TW, above which is an impressed 3 on its side. Diameter 20mm. 17th century.
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
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Record ID: IOW-B2B625
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 cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1750). This object is possibly a two-part cloth seal. One face is plain and the other face, possibly the rivet, has what may be a raised stylised privy mark. The object has a grey patina. Length: 17.0mm; width: 14.8mm; thickness: 2.1mm. Weight: 2.64g.
Created on: Sunday 16th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A6F09F
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: Unclear Side 2: Blank
Created on: Saturday 15th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A6EC0A
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 merchant's mark with a W to the left Side 2: An incuse initial, possibly P
Created on: Saturday 15th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A6E694
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: Illegible Side 2: Blank
Created on: Saturday 15th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-5E31DB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possible cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The object is circular in plan and is decorated with a winged beast, possibly a griffin, facing right on the front surface. The creature enclosed by a circumferential border of rope work decoration. The reverse of the object is worn rendering any detail illegible. A circular perforation is present to the left of the creature, just above the wing. The metal has a light grey patina and is worn. The object is 34.3mm in diameter, 1.7mm thick and weighs 10.8g. A similar objects has been recorded on the PAS database…
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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