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Record ID: SUR-59D179
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth or bag seal which has been opened out. There are three distinct stamped designs: An Irish harp, crowned, flanked by a pair of five-petaled flowers all set within in a diamond or lozenge comprising a plain line and outer cabled border. A monogram of TG flanked by a pair of quatrefoils within a circular cabled border surrounded by an indecipherable legend with a number of five petalled flowers as initial marks, possibly ***[...]P.P.Y. A circle containing the letters which may be S L(or E) A / P O H / ED.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B5E68D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth-seal, undecorated, impression of cloth around rivet on reverse. 20 x 17mm. 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E2C329
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead bale or cloth seal. A flat cast disc linked to a slightly larger disc at a common edge with a central hole of diameter 9mm punched through its middle. The larger disc bears stamped characters at its edge on one side, possibly NA/F. The smaller disc bears the letters L / VIF. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1750-1850 Length: 34.9mm, Width: 19.2mm, Thickness: 1.4mm, Weight: 5.95gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDD876
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead possible cloth seals. Two similar fragments, the more complete comprising a larger [diameter 21mm] and smaller [diameter 16mm] disc linked by a flat sprue, with a squashed lug on the back of the larger disc and a central dimple on the smaller. The other fragment bears a partial curvilinear numeral or character on one side of a disc of diameter 19.5mm, with a squashed lug on the back. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Combined Weight: 14.97gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DDC7E1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead probable cloth seal fragment. A segment from a thin cast disc bearing a stamped legend in one side: T.E(--)/REF(--), the second line of which may be interrupted by a central circle, and a squashed lug on the reverse; patinated and torn. The strongly seriffed capitals may suggest an early 18th-century date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1725 Estimated diameter: 30mm, Thickness (clear of lug): 0.9mm, Weight: 1.83gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BC4C9F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to exactly 1682. The seal was originally comprised of four discs connected at their upper edge by a folded tab, though now only two of these survive intact. One face is stamped with a crown over the cipher CR, around the edge of which is the inscription: *ENGLAND 1682. The opposing face is somewhat mis-stamped, though the original design would have consisted the letters 'JSHME' ligatured, the inscription '1682' and numerals 1 1/2 inscribed above and below it respectively. The latter refers to the duty paid on the bolt of cloth, the former…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A03611
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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An incomplete, two disc, lead cloth seal of early Post-Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1650. The seal is circular in plan, though a considerable amount of the upper disc has broken away and is now missing. The front face carries a moulded design in the form of a pinecone and the second, smaller, disc a moulded letter A. The seal has a light, cream patina. It is 14.6mm long, 13.5mm wide and 3.6mm thick. It weighs 2.52gm. Other seals with this design are recorded on the database: compare for example records DUR-6BC35E, SOM-8C1932 and LIN-0D85A. This last reference suggests that the lette…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-504661
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A post-medieval lead bag tag disc fragment. On one side is an incomplete struck design of a heart-shape headed by a large T; inside the heart are the letters R o T. The reverse has no decoration. Weight 2.1g, diameter 12.7mm, thickness 2.9mm.
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bucknall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-F8A063
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Post-Medieval date (AD 1650-1800). The object consists of two lead discs joined together with a narrow strip of lead. One surface is decorated with a merchants mark which is composed of two opposing and overlapping V's with an elongated T running through the centre. The other side is heavily abraded and no design is visible. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: SUR-EF458A, LEIC-331A02. Length: 27.70mm, Width: 18.52mm, Thickness: 4.33mm, Weigh: 7.8g. The metal is a light cream in colour.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BC8FBD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A heavily worn and incomplete, abraded lead two or four part cloth seal. Originating in Canterbury. Likely dating late 17th to 18th century. (1650 - 1800). Measurements: 19.28mm in diameter, 3.05mm thick and 4.39g in weight
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-E97A35
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 23.1mm in length and 18.9mm wide. One side is stamped with a faint design comprising a crown over a portculis (with 3 x 3 grid) and chains, surrounded by an indecipherable legend. Circa 1600.
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: LIN-D545AC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal comprises a flat cirular disc with the remains of a tab extending from the perimeter. The second disc is missing. The surviving disc is decorated with a small triangle from which four or possibly five curved lines extend. Two of the lines terminate with four curved lines possibly representing feathers; one terminates with two concave lines; the final one terminates with a single transverse line.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freiston area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the database are NMS-0E8DB8 and NMS-2F0996. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:112) and Egan (1995:48 no.87 fig.22) Dimensions: diameter: 18.20mm; length: 36.73mm; weight: 4.97g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A06B6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped with a crest or design featuring two cockerals facing each other over a flower or a thistle with a pair of leaves radiating underneath to either side. There is lettering over this design which appears to read "p b g", however it is highly stylised. The reverse is stamped with a capital B.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-5CD7DD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead Russian oval hemp seal with two sub-rectangular slots opposite each other on each side of the seal, which would have allowed the sealing cord to pass through the seal and attach it to the bale of cloth. Obverse: ПД / ...СЕДОВЪ / H311 Reverse: SPB / ISRH / 1808 The ПД translates to PD and refers to the inspected hemp. The Hemp Inspector is ...SEDOV working out of 311 post in the port of St Petersburg, Kronstadt, Narva, Riga, Libau, Pilau, Pernau, Revel Memel, Konigsberg, or Tilsit in 1808. All St Petersburg (SPB) seals before 1829 are hemp seals. The Grower/Owner…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D3D309
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A worn two-part lead alloy cloth seal dating to 1508 -1553. One face of the seal depicts a king enthroned, holding a spear and sceptre with the Arms of England visible on his tabbard. The letter H can be seen between the king's legs with a legend SIG[ILLVM CVS]TOM HENRY VIII. These cloth seals were used for imports of fine patterned cloth. Reference: comparisons are illustrated in the Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue volume 3 (Saunders et al. 1991, pg.63, nos.106-108, fig.23). A similar seal found in West Berkshire can be seen on the PAS database: BERK-CE29E4Date: Post Medieval.Diam…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6F3342
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A lead Post Medieval cloth seal, probably dating from AD 1500 - 1700. It is a two disc seal, or possibly an incomplete four disc seal. The legiable face has the letters BB (the first one retrogade) with either an X or scissors between them, and a probable crown above. The seal has a well developed cream to yellow patina. The seal is 16.8mm long, 13.1mm wide and 3.6mm thick. 3.8g. No close parallel has been found, but another seal with a B and scissors on is HAMP-94BB12, and SUR-143677 has the royal cipher of William III which is a crown over R (retrograde) W R which has similarities.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-443571
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Early Post-Medieval date (AD 1575). One disc from this cloth seal survives and the reverse of the disk retains two flattened rivets. The front of the disk is stamped with the inscription: [?]DVYTSL/COLCHESTER//15BAY75, within a circular linear border, the lower portion of which is pelleted Diameter: 42.36mm, Thickness: 1.77mm, Weight: 22.0g. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a smooth patina. The object has been treated by the finder and was cream in colour when found. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme datab…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-8A5E0C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). Disc 1: Plain. Disc 2: Raised design of a merchant's privy mark with legend around. [ ]H[ ]L (rosette) [ ]; Long cross crosslet combined with C over M, a star each side. Length: 25.8mm; width: 19.7mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 7.97g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-857924
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A complete cast lead or lead-alloy two part cloth seal dating from the late Medieval to early Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1450-1650). The cloth seal consists of two flat circular disks with an additional central circular disk mounting the two sides together. The two sides of the seal are also joined together by a short, bent, folded liking strip that is rectangular in plan and in cross-section. One side of the seal has moulded lettering across two lines at a 90 degree angle. The upper line reads 'G'. The letters on the lower line are worn except for the last character: 'R'. The other s…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: BH-84C50A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A complete cast lead or lead-alloy two part cloth seal dating from the Late Medieval to Early Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1450-1650). The cloth seal consists of two flat circular disks connected by a short folded liking strip that is rectangular in plan and cross-section. The upper surface of the front disk is decorated with moulded lettering across two lines at a 90 degree angle. The upper line is obscured by a cross-hatching pattern but appears to read 'HSO', with half of the H merged into the S. The lower line reads 'IR'. The reverse disk is plain. The seal measures 29mm in length a…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9BB3AD
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 to 1800. The surviving part consists of two complete discs conneted by a connecting strip now broken at the end and an integral rivet projecting from the reverse of disc 2. Disc 1 is smaller and stamped with an unclear design, probably a crown over portcullis. Disc 2 is stamped with a crown surmonting an unclear feature, surrounded on one side by a letter, probably a S or a R. The cloth seal measures 16.0 mm in length, 12.6 mm in width, 4.6 mm in thickness and weighs 3.57 g. Cloth seals were in use between the…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-87A5A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to AD 1603-1625. Discs 1 and 2 of a 2- or 4-part seal, disc-1 being stamped with a sub-rectangular deeply incuse stamp, but otherwise plain, disc-2 with the intials I:R. Dimensions: length 24.6mm; width 19.4mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 6.39g. The intials are probably an abreviation of IACOBVS REX, suggesting an attribution to the reign of James I.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F1D376
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal. A pair of cast discs linked by a thin sprue, with a central lug on one side of one disc passing into a central hole in its counterpart, clamped in this position at the edge of a length of cloth. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Diameter: 16.5mm, Length (overall as found): 25mm, Thickness: 4.3mm, Weight: 6.27gms
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-61B2CC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval or Post Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1714. Disc 1 of a 2- or 4-part seal. The surviving fragment comprises of a flat disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The front of the disc is stamped with a crowned F flanked by fleur-de-lis, all in low relief. Dimensions: diameter 17.3mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 2.48g. With so little of the design surviving any specific identification must be slightly tentative, however very similar seals for faulty cloths are published by Egan (1987: nos. 110-111), suggested to date to…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-605372
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal fragment. A thin wide cast ring, with the stub of a lug formerly connecting this to a counterpart with a male member which would pass through the central hole; patinated. The function is revealed by the imprint of a closely woven textile trapped between the parts of the cloth seal when it was attached. Suggested date: post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Diameter: 19.9mm, Thickness: 1.5mm, Weight: 3.23gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F64B8B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A post medieval lead alloy two or four-disc cloth seal. Parts of one disc and the central rivet integral to that disc survive. One face of the disc is stamped, on the rivet, with a design of short lines in saltire, perhaps sceptres, or crossed keys. Any further design or olettering that may have been present on the outer area or on the other side, is no longer visible. The seal is 26.2mm diameter, 5.5mm thick and 9.1g. The seal is bent and torn, and has a cream patina. The suggestion of crossed sceptres would suggest a 17th century date. Alternatively this could be part of a merchants…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E27393
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of a post-medieval lead cloth seal. Broken edge on half of disc 1 and rivet only of disc 2. Blank // cross crosslet (on rivet). Diameter c.20mm. Perhaps later 16th-17th century.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E062A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal fragment. A small disc with a projecting lug, presumed to have connected this to a counterpart. The stamped Arms of the English Commonwealth appear on one side, with the legend: COMMON below. Patinated. The Arms must suggest a restricted date range of c.1650-1660. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1660 Diameter: 13mm, Thickness: 1.2mm, Weight: 1.28gms
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CD59F2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal. A small pair of discs pressed or stamped together. One disc is larger than the other, and now appears blank. The smaller disc bears stamped symbols or letters appearing as: O Y II / +0; the 'Y' and the second 'O' may together form a symbol resembling a merchant's mark. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. Diameter: 13.7mm, Thickness (overall): 3mm, Weight: 2.71gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CD481A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal. A cast pair of discs linked by an integrally cast strip, with a hidden lug probably involved in the attachment of one disc to the other. Patinated One side, the larger disc, bears the stamped Roman numerals XIX. The other side bears a lattice pattern; this might be part of a portcullis motif (also known on a Yorkshire seal, appearing on both sides: Egan 1994 page 175, fig. 24 no. 107). Similar lettering appears on a cloth seal also bearing the date 1619 (ibid., page 173, fig. 22 no. 91), and the date of that object may be an apt guide to that of this example. Suggeste…
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-B816B5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A fragment of a two or four disc, lead alloy cloth seal, probably dating from the Post-Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The remaining portion consists of the loop of the outer disc, with a large central hole, through which the connecting rivet passed when the seal was closed. The only traces of lettering visible are at the top of the reverse (as illustrated) and read "[...](E)R(G)[...]" It is 19mm in diameter and 1.9mm thick. It weighs 1.85gm.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: BH-B4C0E3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead cloth seal dating to the Medieval period. The cloth seal consists of two thin flat circular discs connected together at one edge by a rectangular strip. The cavity between the two discs is filled with depositional residue. The upper surface of one disc is decorated with what might be the remains of a legend, while the surface of the opposite disc is plain. The object measures 19.5mm in length, 12mm in width and is a maximum of 4mm thick. It weighs 4.39 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: BUC-22F4FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal from the Post Medieval period. Just under half of the seal is missing. A squirrel sitting upright holding a nut is stamped into one side perhaps resting on a branch, beneath this are the initials I.S. On the other side is an R and above it a crown containing two pellets. There are two horizontally placed pellets next to the R. A similar cloth seal can be found on the PAS database: NMS-692F70. The cloth seal weighs 5.53g, has a thickness of 2.97mm thick, is 28.20mm long and 18.78mm wide.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0E6B37
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of post-medieval lead cloth seal: ... 2 // fragment of privy mark A with broken bar (rivet only). Diameter 21mm. 17th century.
Created on: Monday 25th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DENO-B7F927
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal (c. 1500 - c. 1700). The object is the rivet disc of probably a two-disc set, there is an old diametic break and approximately one third of the disc is missing. The disc shows a steep sided crown with three interior crosses, over what appears to be the initials T N - this interpretation is not certain because most of the letters are missing due to the break. It is possible that this is an alnage seal of Thomas Napper, who appears in the alnage tables for Gloucestershire in 1689. The reverse of the disc is undecorated and has the flattened riv…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-AD5F88
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A fragment of a cast lead armorial cloth seal. The fragment consists of a strip, cut or torn across the diameter of a circular seal, 32 mm long, 14.5 mm wide and 1.5 mm thick, weighing 6 g. The fragment is damaged at both ends, so the precise diameter of the seal is uncertain. The front face is decorated with a double-arched St Edward's crown over a Tudor rose, within a ring of pellets. The back face is strengthened by a thicker band of lead, 3 mm wide, across the diameter of the seal. Egan (1994) illustrates a complete circular shaped cloth seal with an apparently identical design on…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LON-7B4F5A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval two part lead alloy searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century. The seal is circular, the obverse of the seal bears the roman numerals XX with VIII below. The reverse is unmarked. A similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1995:59 No.122 Fig.26). Dimensions: diameter: 22.26mm; length: 28.77mm; weight: 10.76g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, Brit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-941840
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead two-part cloth seal, probably dating to the Medieval or Post-Medieval period. The cloth seal consists of two circular discs attached to each other. The obverse disc is plain with a raised central area and a recessed circumerential boarder which is compressed at one edge. The reverse disc is also plain. An iron pin consisting of a single piece of of iron wire runs vertically through the centre of the object and is secured in place by its two twisted terminals. The lead seal measures 21.5mm in diameter and 5mm in thickness. It weighs 13.01 grams.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: BH-8F82CE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead two-part cloth seal, probably dating from the late Medieval to early Post-Medieval period. The object consists of two parallel circular discs joined together by a rectangular strip at one section of the edge. Both the obverse and reverse plates have moulded decoration of an unclear motif. The object measures 17mm in diameter and is 4mm thick. It weighs 4.25 grams.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-7A00E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period. The seal is formed of a central disc surrounded by an attached concentric strip. The legend on the obverse reads NII/ACK in two lines. The centre of the reverse has scratched markings reading 'IIV' or 'IIW'. The cloth seal measures 23mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-66C217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal. 14mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.91grams. The seal is circular and formed of two discs now incomplete which would have been joined by a short rectangular strip. Obverse inscription reads I?-/160-/ C N. This could be a match for the seal of Thomas Lane (TL) 1603 or Joshua Culey (IC) , 1606 Mayors of Norwich. Reverse image may be of a lion or a portculis? Egan, G. Provenanced Leaden cloth seals UCL Thesis 1987 p.177-8.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-015AD7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy probable cloth seal of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-circular in form, and appears to consist of the main disc that has a rim on the reverse as with a cap. At the centre of the face is a stamped motif in low relief depicting a shield with capital R in Blackletter script. Above the shield is a plain cross. The central motif is set within a circular border. The upper surface has been depressed at its centre with the edge raised up slightly. Depressions are apparent at 12 o'clock and 8 o'clock around the edge. See PAS record HAMP-4270…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: LIN-00B224
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead cloth/alnage seal. All that survives is one flat circular disc and a portion of the tag. The disc bears the shield of the city of London. The shield is quartered with a sword in the bottom right quarter. Compare with PUBLIC-5064E2 which shows the same shield surrounded with CIVITATIS LONDON.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-009AD6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal comprises two discs joined by a tab at one side. One of the discs bears a very worn unclear motif. Both discs are damaged at the opposite side to the tab, suggesting that this was once part of a four-disc seal.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E794F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval lead four part cloth seal, one disc: stuart royal arms // blank. Diameter 12.5mm. 1603 - 1688 (excluding 1649-60).
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D5CEB5
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 20.5mm, 21 within a circle // a bird, ?peacock, facing left above scrolls and within a circle. Late 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D5B0C5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Parts of two post-medieval lead four-part circular cloth seals: - discs 2 and 3, with adherent rust, uncertain motif including the letter M / apparently plain, diameter 13.5mm., late 16th - early 18th century. - disc 2 or 3, crown over thistle with 2½ to sides, diameter 14mm., 1603 - 1727.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-D3E327
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of late Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. The tab is now broken. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a now indistinct design.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-436708
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a chequered shield. The metal is a dark cream in colour Length: 24.78mm, Width: 18.14mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 4.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-EE59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1650-1705. It is circular in plan, consisting of two discs attached by a folded connecting strip. One face is illegible but originally would have displayed the length of the cloth in yards. The opposing face bears the inscription; WOR[S]TED [R]EFOR[M]ED in three lines. Preserved in fair condition with an off white patina, it measures 19.89mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.85g. This is a cloth seal for the Norwich weavers, being the most common type of cloth seal found in East Anglia …
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nowton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-D5C37E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead two-disc Medieval to Post Medieval cloth seal. One disc with a central rivet the other with a corresponding hole, linked by an integral strip of lead folded back to back and impressed with alnage marks on both sides. The rivet is impressed with a plain cross with a pellet in each quarter, all within a beaded circle. The other side has an equal-ended ship, rigged around a central mast. Circa AD1350-1724 but most likely early Post Medieval.
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: WREX-9B7BE4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy continental cloth seal date from the middle of the 16th century until the early 17th century (c. 1550-1650). The seal depicts a capital Lombardic A for Augsberg, Germany. The capital letter replaced the lower case 'a' in the middle of the 16th century. On the other side is a stylised pinecone which is city of Augsburg's badge. Length: 30.0mm; width: 20.9mm; thickness: 4.8mm; weight: 10.1g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-9973A6
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 the London based clothier Peter du Bois dating to the Post-Medieval period, c.AD 1618 - 1637. Only one disc of the four disc seal remains which features a central design of a copse of trees within a circular border. Text reading SERGE DE BOIS surrounds the image. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 25.8mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 7g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58F04B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy Cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (1550-1850). The object is a circular with a central heraldic motif on one side, the other side is blank. The heraldic motif is composed of a laurel wreath within which is a shield. The shield had a band of three five pointed stars with crescent below. The folds in the metal are visible front and back and suggest the object is three piece bag seal. The metal is a light cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 28.44mm, Thickness: 3.58mm, Weight: 11.3g.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-421BBA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead four part cloth seal, two incomplete stamps: stuart royal arms // a tree between two lions confronted. Length 27mm. Diams. 12.5mm. 1603 - 1688 (excluding 1649-60).
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2FEF38
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead two part cloth seal: EH // X. Diam. 20mm. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-006B59
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A portion of a four-part Alnage cloth seal from the reign of Charles II. One disc has a Crown with: CR: beneath and ENGLAND 1682 curved around the inside of a raised circular border. The other disc 3 also has a raised circular border in which the date 1682 is straight across the top, the initials could be EHMS with the numerals 1 -1/2 beneath, for the levy paid on the cloth. A similar seal is noted on page 203 of Geoffrey Egan's - Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, the seal is from Oxfordshire.
Created on: Monday 7th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E102A1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1800). This single disc has a raised design consisting of a lion passant with 'I' behind, all within a beaded circle. The rear face is plain. There is no indication of a joining strip. Diameter: 11.0mm; thickness: 1.3mm. Weight: 0.67g. Such seals were used to mark the duty due to be paid on bolts of cloth. Heraldic devices such as this are common on Post-Restoration royal seals. Consequently, the seal was probably issued between the reigns of Charles II (1660-1685) and George I (1714-1727) when the alnage system was aboli…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-AFF972
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy cloth seal probably dating to the Post Medieval period, circa 1500-1700. The seal comprises of two circular disks, broadly the same size, and a connecting strip. One face has a depiction of a rampant lion in light relief. The opposing face has the initial 'R' plus a number of small circular pellets surrounding. The surfaces of the seal are worn with a fairly even cream coloured patina. The cloth seal is in poor condition as a result of damage probably caused by movement in the plough soil. Egan (1995) illustrates a number of cloth seals with various legends and …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-850124
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 cloth seal is of the 'two disc' type, one disc and the connecting folded strip missing in old damage. The surviving disc retains a projecting circular stud on its reverse, the opposing side decorated with the arms of Haarlem, Netherlands (vertical sword below a cross, two stars flanking each side). Preserved in fair condition with a creamy grey patina, it measures 25.41mm in diameter, 3.56mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 8.29g. A similar more complete cloth seal also originating from Haa…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-62D366
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead Medieval or Post Medieval cloth seal dating from AD 1450 - 1700. It is a two disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a chequered shield. The seal is 24.2mm long, 16.3mm wide and 3.9mm thick. 7.13g.
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-4C1EFA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible incomplete Post Medieval cloth seal dating from about AD 1500 - 1700. It could be one disc of a rivet type seal of two or four discs that was not fastened by putting the integral rivet through the hole on the opposing disc successfully. It has a stamp impression on one face, but the circular sectioned integral rivet protruding from the other has not been squashed flat, though it does possibly have traces of a stamped design on it, perhaps an A or V. The surviving impression on the main face seems to be a crowned I surrounded by a wreath, all within a beaded border, and outsi…
Created on: Saturday 28th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-307F8A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal has a circular panel with an incomplete integral tab to either side. The face of the seal is decorated, but the design is unclear.
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Torksey area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-072273
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable cloth seal. A larger plain concavo-convex disc with a narrow rectangular tab projecting and folded into its hollow back over fragments of a smaller disc. Patinated. Probably a cloth or bale seal. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850. Diameter: 26.4mm, Thickness (overall): 6.9mm, Weight: 11.25gms
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hibaldstow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-06A101
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast lead cloth seal, circular in plan, embossed on one face with a double-headed eagle surmounted by a crown. The seal appears to be a single disc without obvious signs of an attachment for a second disc. The reverse of the disc is unmarked and with no apparent cloth impression. The disc has a slightly raised rim around the edge. The double-headed eagle is the symbol of the Hanseatic Clothworkers Guild, but its use on seals does not necessarily imply that this is a continental seal, according to Egan (1995) p.116. The Hanseatic organisation had outstations in Ipswich and Londo…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-F1F1EC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead alloy cloth seal, dating to 1600-1750. Thickness: 2 mm, diameter: 16 mm, weight: 1.62 g The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It is a two part cloth seal, formed of two circles of lead pressed together. It is probably Dutch and from Leiden. It features a crown above a shield bearing a lion rampant facing left. There is a possible L to left (for Leiden?) and 1/2 to right, all sitting within beaded border. The reverse is plain.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Loughborough area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DFD013
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead two-disc cloth seal dating to the period c. AD 1525 - 1724. Two circular lead discs connected by a rectangular strip. One disc exhibits a central rivet which has been pushed through the second disc and stamped flat. One disc exhibits traes of a stemped portcullis design. The other disc has been folded back on itself and is now indiscernible. 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 appear to have occured on later seals,…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
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Record ID: LIN-DE9542
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably issued during the reign of James I to William II (AD 1603-1702). The seal comprises to circular discs joined by a tab at one edge. The opposite edge on both discs is incomplete, indicating that this was possibly a four-disc seal. One disc is decorated with a crowned thistle. The other disc is worn, but an unclear curved line is visible. Compare SOM-166D1D and SUR-17B384 Although no direct parallel has been idenitfied for this seal, the crowned thistle frequently appeared on alnage seals in this period, see for example Egan (1994: 178, no. 141).
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Torksey area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DD7A36
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and rather damaged lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c. 1550-1700. The cloth seal is of the two disc type, originally connected by means of a central stud, though now only the midpoints of each disc survive. The outer disc has been stamped with the Royal Arms (three lis and three lions opposed quarterly), flanked by a cipher- though only the 'R' survives and subsequently the monarch under whose authority this cloth seal was issued cannot be identified. However based on style, it is likely to be Elizabeth I or Charles I. Preserved in rather poor condition with a…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-9FAE6F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal comprises two flat circular discs folded over and broken at the opposite end. Both discs are illegible.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: BUC-090D79
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to c. AD 1500-1715. The seal consists of one disc, with a slight projection on one edge for attachment. The outer face of the disc is decorated with a double rose, surrounded by a border of pellets. Part of the edge of the disc is missing. On the reverse of the disc is a long triangular shaped projection, it is very worn and was possibly decorated. The reverse has vertical and horizontal incised lines or scratches on. The seal measures 22.6mm in length, 19.1mm in width, 4.1mm in thickness, and weighs 3.89g. It is suggested (Elton 2017…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: BUC-08CC98
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead post medieval cloth seal, dating from c. AD 1500-1700. The bag seal consists of two discs that have been pressed together, the edges of both the discs are worn and mostly broken. On one side the seal is decorated with an elongated four which is joined to a cross on the right. Below the cross and 4 extended down, and are crossed by another horizontal line. In the two central cells underneath the body of the 4 and the cross are the initials I M. This motif is surrounded by an oval border. On the other disc there is decoration, however it is too worn to read, and only a…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
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). 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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B8597B
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. 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8E861A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bentley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FD0975
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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: SF-01F3CD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy alnage seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. It is of the two-disc type, consisting two circular discs connected at their midpoints by an integral circular stud and joined at their upper edges by a connecting strip where the original discs were folded over. The rear face of the seal is plain, whereas the upper face depicts a madderbag underneath the initials WG. Preserved in good condition with an even greyish patina, it measures 30.94mm in length, 24.45mm in diameter, 3.77mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 9.35g. A similar seal is publis…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FEAF32
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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: SOM-7D5A82
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating from the 17th century. The fragment consists of approximately 25-30 per cent of two discs pressed together. It has worn breaks almost all the way around it's edge. About 10 per cent of the edge is not broken and is part of the original edge of the seal. On one side, in the centre, some numbers have been stamped. probably 10 with the O partly lost. These are surrounded by two concentric circles with a legend in between. The surviving fragment of the legend reads (T)AVN(T). The other side is stamped with a design that featur…
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-46CE52
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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: SF-EF0377
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. Only one side of the object survives, demonstrating a folded over rectangular tab at its upper edge and the remnants of an integrally cast stud on its lower, which would have served to attach both sides of the object together. On its outer face, the latin numerals XVII/XVII in two lines are visible. Preserved in fair condition with an even light brownish patina, it measures 22.09mm long, 18.71mm wide at its midpoint, 2.38mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 7.68g. A number of similar cloth seal…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 appear to ha…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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