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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). The edges are worn and abraded but the connecting strip is intact. The outer face of disc 1 has the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. The rivet has raised capital letters within a beaded circle: [ ]A/[ ]O·/REN The complete legend could be: A/·30·/REN Disc 2 is illegible. This cloth seal is buff overall. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.8mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B8597B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead four part cloth seal. Shield bearing arms of the Company of Clothworkers: A chevron ermine between in chief two havettes and in base a teazel cob // blank. Diam 15mm. 17th century.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-4BCB7A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Post Medieval (later 17th century) incomplete cast lead four part cloth seal. Two discs of a four-part seal remain, discs two and three, but the connecting ribbon is missing. Disc two has 'OF ENGLAND with a bust facing right. Disc three has a fleur-de-lis with 1 to left and ½ to the right. The seal is in fair condition and the surface has a buff patina. The largest disc measures 19.39mm long, 13.42mm wide, 1.57mm thick and weighs 1.23g. Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries (Egan, 1994) as a form of quality control. This may be a 17th century example. There ar…
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-CEBA29
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A lead cloth or bale seal dating from the Post-medieval period. The seal is 'butterfly' or 'bow-tie' shaped in plan, 32 mm in length, 24.5 mm in width, 3 mm in thickness and weighing 25.6 g, with a folded, tapered connecting strip attached at the centre, 40 mm long, 5 mm wide at the base widening to 10 mm at its terminal. There is a 1 mm perforation 5 mm in from the terminal of the connecting strip. Both surfaces of the body of the seal are marked with numerous semi-parallel lines, spaced at about 13 per cm, which may possibly be the impressions of fabric in the soft lead surface. Thes…
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: LIN-CA6FEC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One disc from a two-disc lead cloth seal of 16th or 17th century date. The seal is flat, circular, and has a hole in the centre. The disc is now bent over. No detail is visible on the surface.
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-9707AD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). An incomplete disc and the central rivet integral to that disc survive. The edges of the disc are worn and the connecting strip is missing. The outer face of the disc is stamped with the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. On the rivet is stamped G / 20 in a pellet border. A similar seal is illustrated by Egan (1994: 110, fig. 43, ref: 321) who suggests the arms would have been…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8E861A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval lead four-part cloth seal, diameter 11.5mm, discs 2 and 3 only. Incomplete shield bearing the arms of the Clothworkers' Company: a chevron ermine between in chief two havettes and in base a teazel cob // Incomplete shield bearing the Stuart royal arms. Diameter 11.5mm. Extant length 18mm. AD1603-1689.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-3D528B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete two- or four-disc post-medieval (c.1600-1700) lead cloth seal for alnage/ subsidy. It consists of disc one only, rather oval in shape with the rivet to the reverse squashed to one side. The cloth seal depicts a crowned rose with the letters L S to either side and the remains of an inscription around the edge, reading from right to left [....]HOP or [....]HOF The rivet to the reverse is stamped with the remainder of the letters AB or perhaps AR or AP.The object measures 14.7mm in length, 10.5mm in max.width, 3.4mm in max.thickness and weighs 2.49g.The dimensions of the fro…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FD0975
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seals, late 16th - early 18th century: - diameter 25mm. Illegible incuse, including scratchings // - - disc 1 only, diameter 25mm, distorted. 7 / 32 Yd with the numbers incuse, the horizontal line and Yd moulded
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-935519
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Weavers' Company Seal dating from AD 1654. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a Norwich Weavers' Company seal. The obverse has NORW / ICH / 1654 in three lines and the reverse has NSBH / CNPP / WBB[] in three lines. The letters on the reverse side shows the surname initial of the 12 wardens of Norwich for that particular year. Unfortunately 1654 is three years before records in …
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: LON-9078EC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A Post Medieval four-part lead alloy Essex cloth seal dated AD 1614. The seal is a four part seal with the two outer parts being round and the two inner two parts being lozenge-shaped: The first outer part has the initials 'I D' with a flower below; the second lozenge-shaped inner part has three lions passant; the third lozenge-shaped inner part has three lidded cups (Similar to those appearing in the Goldsmiths' Company Arms) with ESS EX 1614 around; and the fourth part which is circular has the number 63. Egan (1987:92) writes "The number on the first parts of the above seals, presum…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-80309C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post-Medieval lead 2-part cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc-1 is plain, whilst disc-2 is stamped with a design of a lion's bust left above a simplified torse of seven pellets, in low relief, above 1406, which is incuse. The inscription ANDREW PETERSON W[...]KE[...]D (Wakefield?), is stamped in low relief around the outside. Dimensions: length 42.4mm; width 31.6mm; thickness 4.0mm; weight 23.23g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FEAF32
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cloth seal: privy mark between with letters PSC // blank. Diameter 26mm. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E7D070
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A lead-alloy 18th or 19th century bag seal issued by Rigden Brewery in Faversham, Kent. Obverse: legend in two line, with lower legend curving upwards. Legend: RIGDEN - F[AVERS]HAM'.Reverse: Horse rearing (forcene) left Measurements: 20.48mm in diameter, 4.97mm thick and 7.1g in weight. Discussion: Although not possible to date exactly this bag seal clearly relates to Rigden's Brewery, based at Faversham until the 1900s and the brewery remained in operation in the town until the 1990s. Although the use of the horse here has no direct association with the brewery or Faversham, a rear…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-46CE52
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (1500-1650). The cloth seal has been pierced with a circular hole, c. 1.7mm in diameter, at about 10 o' clock on the obverse. One disc and the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar, crescent above. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is buff overall. Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 3.6mm. Weight: 5.95g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 1…
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-032F20
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A complete but damaged post-medieval lead cloth seal probably dating from the 16th century AD. On one face is perhaps the Tudor royal coat of arms, ie a moulded shield bearing the Fleur de Lys of France and the three lions of England quarterly. The seal was apparently made up of two discs, now crushed together, and with an oval piece held to the surface of one side onto which has been moulded the letter F positioned centrally within a beaded circle Further lettering, perhaps [...] C O M I '. V, appears within an outer border. Any tab or lug, linking the two discs, is now missing. D…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: DUR-EA8A9B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the Post Medieval period (AD1600-1700). The seal is a single circular disc with knop on the reverse, and a casting mark. The obverse is decorated with what is possibly the figure of a king holding a sceptre with an inscription to the right of the figure. Tthe only letters visible are a letter E or L and I. The casting seems to be slightly off centre hiding some of the detail and inscription. The seal would possibly have been bifurcated; the other disc is missing. This type of seal was widely used during the 17th and 18th centuries but could al…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E9A646
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval lead two-disc cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1700. One disc is smooth, with no trace of any design visible. Projecting from one side is the stub of the xconnecting strip. The second disc is incomplete and exhibits traces of a relief knotwork design, possibly a merchant's mark.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D93BFA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A two part lead cloth seal. Two circular discs joined by a central integral rivet and a narrow strip at one edge. On face is undecorated and the other bears a raised design of an open crown over a rose. Date: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1550 Dimensions: 23.60 mm x 26.50 mm x 4.70 mm Weight: 12.93 Similar to an example from Essex recorded in Egan, G 1994, Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum, p. 26, No. 14 & p. 161, plate 11
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D87C57
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The seal is circular with "10. // WI" in centre. The joining strip is on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D86E58
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The seal has been made from one piece of lead with two circular plates (Similar to the number "8") which has been folded in half. On one side in three lines above one another, are the letters CA [...] 1664. Below this is a circle with a five pointed star on each side. On the other side is a quarterly shield, with a Bend and a smaller shield in center Similar to: PUBLIC-3F79A1 (CLOTH SEAL), that believes the word CARSAY originates from a Suffolk village KERSEY, famous for woolen cloth making
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-AC9530
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A post medieval two-disc German lead cloth seal c.1500-1700. Obverse : the letter A in a border of short rays. Reverse : has the central portion of a stylised pine cone. Diameter 20mm and weight 5g. The pine cone is on the heraldic badge of Augsburg and the letter A its initial.
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-ABFF68
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete early post medieval lead two part cloth seal dating to c AD 1500 - 1700. There are a number of initials moulded into both parts of the seal but there is damage across half of the original diameter and on the face of one the parts so little can be discerned. On one face can be seen B W and on the other P, possibly L B. The tab which joins the two parts is present but broken. The item is 25.30mm in length and 19.93mm in width and weighs 5.90g.
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56E67D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead cloth alnage seal, probably dating to c. 1525-1724. Discs-1 and 2 of a two- or four-part deal, comprising of disc-1, which is plain, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet, and the fragmentary disc-2, stamped with a depiction of a crowned portcullis within an illegible inscription. Dimensions: Diameter 19.1mm; thickness 4.1mm; wieght 5.19g. Egan (1985: 9) notes that the portcullis was "the main design for alnage seals in the late Tudor period... and continued in use into the early seventeenth century", however the design does …
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56C0AB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. Disc-1 of a two- or four-part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse; detail of disc-1 unclear and with a small portion of the design of disc-2 surviving on the back of the rivet. Dimensions: diameter 18.8mm; thickness 6.1mm; weight 3.38g.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-569C65
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1650. Disc-1 of a two part seal. A circular disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, stamped with a depiction of a swan standing left, with the crude inscription HI(N/A). An integral rivet projects from the reverse with a partial, unlcear stamp. Dimensions: diameter 18.2mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight 2.07g. Egan (1994: 105, no. 307) publishes a similar seal which he identifies as being from Valenciennes, dated to the ?17th century.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-565BE2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead two-part circular cloth seal, diameter 19mm. Possibly large letter S with indistinct legend around // illegible. Late 16th - early 18th century. Finder's no. ad368
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56570E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1500 - 1724. A 2-part cloth seal, comprsing of two discs connected by a connecting strip and integral rivet projecting from the reverse of disc-1. with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is stamped with an unclear design, with a crown surmounting an unclear feature. Disc-2 is plain. Dimensions: length 25.6mm; width 9.3mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 10.46g. Crowned shields, portcullises and roses were common motifs stamped onto alnage seals, and this identification seems likely, if not certain. The Alnage taxation syst…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5621B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550 - 1800. Probably a 2-part cloth seal, with both discs now incomplete. Disc-1 is plain, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse, through the perforation of a now fragmentatry disc-2, this disc being stamped with a now incomplete privy or merchant's mark. This consists of a number four, with an elongated longitudinal bar, overlain by an S and probably terminating in an M, althogh the latter is truncated. A transverse bar divides the two initials. Dimensions: length 23.6mm; width 21.3mm; thickness 5.3mm;…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D857A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy cloth seal of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1540 - c. AD 1700. The seal is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in section. The seal is made of two discs connected with a strip. One disc has a rivet which protrudes through the hole in the other rivet. The connecting strip is present as a flat rectangular strip protruding from the base. It has been broken, presumed in antiquity. The strip is twisted. The rivets have been flattened and has a stamped design on the surface. The design on the front face consists of a crowned flat toppe…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C564B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal for cloth, probably a type of serge, probably made in Wellington, Somerset. The seal appears to be of the two-disc type and both discs and the connecting rivet survive, although the tab that previously linked the discs is missing. The seal is 26.1mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick and weighs 9.76 grams. The ring disc and rivet are stamped with a central design of a merchants mark in the form of a human foot over a elongated 4 with an S under the heel and an F under the toes. The vertical elongation of the 4 that extends beyond the foot, between the S and …
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-B2FC05
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-medieval (c.1650-1700) four-part lead cloth seal, consisting of a square inner part ('disc' two or three) only. A fragment of connecting strip survives projecting from two opposing edges. It has a depiction to one face only, a letter V or perhaps a harp within a rope-like border. Several annulets are visible in the field surrounding the V/ harp, and within it are raised horizontal ribs (depiction of harps mroe usually have diagonal ribs filling the shape). It measures 15.2x13.2mm, is 0.9mm thick and weighs 1.20g. A similar harp, but with diagonal rib decoration, c…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B24F14
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead cloth seal, illegible inscription/device // blank. Diam. 18mm. 4mm thick. 16th-17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: IOW-30A6FB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete but damaged post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (c. 1600.c. 1800). Probably a cloth workers personal seal. Disc 1: Raised design depicting a standing bird (probably a cockerel) with wings closed facing left and initials: 'F L' at sides. All within a beaded circle. Disc 2: Plain. The joining strip is complete but bent. The seal is buff and very fragile. Length: 25.0mm; width: 19.0mm; thickness: 4.3mm. Weight: 9.24g. No parallel found but compare with other cloth seals which depict a cockerel: BH-E9CBD5; CAM-2A7245; ESS-5C1112; NARC-B31093; SF-F6…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-1DD2EE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete lead alloy cloth seal of post-medieval to early modern date. The cloth seal is a three-part seal wich has been folded closed when it was secured to the bale of cloth (for example). The front of the seal has the words W[...]ANDLEY LONDON around the central seal tab, which has the co-joined letters WH upon it. The loop of the seal partly obscures the word 'London'. The reverse of the seal has a plain outer edge but centrally there are the stamped, not cast, letters H [..] - the second (or potentially the first) letter is not clear. This is a clothier's seal from London and…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F51383
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval two-disc lead cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1650 - 1750. Two circular discs pressed together. Dusc 1: Portcullis. Disc 2: blank. The connecting strip is missing.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9E6486
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval lead four-part cloth seal, circular, diameter c.14mm. - // illegible // crown over harp, 1/4 to one side, within beaded border // blank. 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-9B387E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal, dating to the period AD 1500-1700. Obverse depicting a rose. Reverse depicting the letter K. It has a diameter of 16.27mm, a thickness of 2.72mm and weighs 2.66g.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-874D4C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A complete lead Cloth Seal of Post-Medieval date (AD 1380-1700). The object is a two part seal and is composed of two circular discs joined by a connecting strip which is folded to press the two discs together. One disc has a rivet which has been pushed through the hole of the second disc. And designs on the seal are not visible The earliest seals for marking the quality of cloth date from the late 14th century and continued in various forms up to the 19th century (Egan 1994 p2-4) Diameter: 23.40mm, Thickness: 3.45mm, Weight: 4.7g.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: IOW-78E61C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (1500-1650). One disc and part of the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is greyish buff overall. Length: 23.6mm; width: 18.6mm; thickness: 3.5mm. Weight: 5.37g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 106, fig. 41, refs: 308-310) has been attributed to Augsburg in Germany. The 'A' and pinecone design ind…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-74F04C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-medieval lead 2-part cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1800. The seal comprises of two discs of lead connecting by a rectangular connecting strip, with one disc having an integral rivet pressed through an aperture on the other. Disc-2 is stamped with Bassett / 12 / ST, the outer two lines being in relief and the middle incuse. The notes taken on this object were unfortunately incomplete, it is not clear what, if any, design was depicted on disc-1, nor were any dimensions noted.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: DEV-74C02F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-medieval lead 2-part cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1800. The sela comprises of two discs of lead connecting by a rectangular connecting strip, with one disc having an integral rivet pressed through an aperture on the other. Disc-1 is stamped with 3 / COADE / 84 (the latter being upside down. Disc-2 is plain. Dimensions: length 34.0mm; width 25.6mm; thickness 3.7mm; weight 12.81g. The Coades were a family of wool merchants, local to Devon and West Dorset.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-71C5FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal: incomplete privy mark between letters XVII / 28 // obscure device. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-71B2D1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth seal: incomplete privy mark between letters I S, XX in base // (rivet only) XXX. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-DDAAD2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 …
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: DENO-CCB98A
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 1672. One part of a four part seal: one disc and part of connecting strip extant. The outer surface of the whole disc has a series of letters impressed into its surface in four rows. The inscription reads [N]EW / DRAPE/RIE / 72. The cloth seal is similar in design to one illustrated in Elton (2017, p. 180). New draperies refers to a cheap, mixed fibre, lightweight textile that was first introduced in the late 16th century. It is unknown why they were still being called new a century later. All surfaces covered in a light p…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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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 3.32…
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 t…
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 thist…
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 an…
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.…
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; …
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 i…
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 whic…
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: PUBLIC-EE177E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal probably dating 1600-1700. Only a portion of one disc remains, with half of it broken off so it is now more semi-circular in shape. It still has a slight protrusion opposite the broken edge where the integral connecting stud would have originally been sited. Perpendicular to this protrusion is a letter 'V' stamped into the metal. There is no other design and the surface is smooth. The back is rough so may have had a design which has now been worn away. It seems to have been manufactured somewhat irregularly, being much thicker at the…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-ED76C8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. It is composed of two discs joined on one edge by a folded connecting strip as well as a central integrally cast stud. The front disc is worn, depicting a stamped Tudor rose design with an illegible inscription around. The opposing face is completely blank and featureless. Preserved in fair condition with an even greyish patina, it measures 16.59mm in diameter, 3.82mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.87g. Elton (2017, p.110, BSG.CS.00194) illustrates a similiar example. As does record LON-6804CC …
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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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…
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: BERK-3FD761
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. On the Obverse a dotted line from which is a vertical line, between the letters E H, culminatingin XX. The Reverse has two angled lines - // with the letter N scratched into the surface, and the letter O which has been stamped into the surface.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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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 t…
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.…
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 s…
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
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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 …
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
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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
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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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SUR-F65A6B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: A crown Side 2: Missing
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DENO-8ACE54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 16…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 …
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: SUR-467348
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal from Augsburg. Side 1: A + three annulets Side 2: A pine cone
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E5668
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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)…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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