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Record ID: OXON-E91B37
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy two-piece cloth or bale seal dating to the post-medieval period. The seal retains one half of its whole, the surviving half having lettering on one side and the remains of the opposing seal tab on the other. The lettering is hard to decipher but appears to read ' [...]L / REDOR / MEr' over three lines.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E85946
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead cloth seal, two-part, diameter 23mm. Arms of Haarlem: A sword erect between four mullets a cross potent in chief // 2.... As Egan 1994, 110, fig. 43, no. 321. Late 16th - early 18th century. -
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-511439
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval two part lead cloth seal, probably from Valenciennes in France: (rivet only) part of an illegible device // a swan (and traces of a missing insciption). Diam. 18mm). A seal of Valenciennes is recorded in Egan (1994, 105) no. 307. He suggests the cheap, hard-wearing worsteds of Valenciennes were popular from the mid-16th century and similar seals were in use from the late 16th until the 18th century.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EC9506
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead two-part cloth seal, circular, diameter 22mm. - // three-masted saling ship with two sails per mast (incomplete). 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-975113
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Two incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal, late 16th - 17th century: - diameter 20mm, - // ]I IB[ (rivet only). - diameter c.20mm, - // KP, probably a privy mark.
Created on: Saturday 24th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6B82C6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Disc 2 or 3 from a post-medieval lead 4-part cloth seal, circular, diameter 12mm. Crowned lion statant guardant. 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-527E54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval tlead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped FI, with the letters at right angles to each other. The reverse is blank. Circa 18th-19th century.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2C64CE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Lead cloth seal, 163... flanking crown above Stuart Royal Arms, flanked by C R. Diam. 17mm.
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
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Record ID: BH-2AB795
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete two-part lead cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1550-1600) consisting of just the rivet, missing the rest of the discs and connecting strip. The obverse depicts part of the arms of England; the upper section of the shield surmounted by a crown. The reverse depicts the central axis of a triple stranded cross. The cloth seal measures 14mm in maximum diameter and 3mm thick. It weighs 3.2 grams. Possibly an alnage seal of London that would have had ER of Elizabeth I on disc one, and the inscription [S'VLLI'PAO'VIALLE'LON]; a much abbreviated version of sig…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-2A59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead cloth seal. A pair of elongated figure-of-eight-shaped plates, each of thickness 1.7mm, juxtaposed, with a thick lug passing from one through the other. One loop of one of the plates bears a moulded design resembling a cross potent. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Length: 28.9mm, Width: 12.0mm, Thickness (at lug): 6.1mm, Weight: 8.39gms
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2A0927
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A late medieval or early post-medieval two disc lead cloth seal, probably dating about AD 1464-1600. It has a length of 20.0mm, width of 19.0mm, and thickness of 3.2mm, and weighs 8.09g. The cloth seal is heart-shaped and has a the device of a crowned letter F on its face. On the reverse is an integral smaller sub-oval disc which has the remnants of a secondary, indecipherable design. The seal has a a light creamy grey patina. Geoffrey Egan argues the F denotes 'faulty', perhaps cloth faultily dyed, noting 'several stamps have a thinner version of the F, with a crown above', like this …
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DENO-422FAF
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete lead alloy seal, probably part of an alnage seal of post-medieval date (c. 1525 - 1724). The object is one disc from a two or four disc set. It is circular with the stub of a 11 mm wide connecting strip protruding 5 mm from the edge. One side is stamped with a crown over three stars. The crown and stars were a very common motif on alnage seals, particularly London seals (Egan 1992, p 2). Diameter of disc is 28.3, thickness 2.7 mm. Weight 15.1 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2D79A4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1750). Discs 1 and 2 of a two or four-part seal. Disc 1: plain or illegible, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet. Disc 2: plain or illegible. The rivet has been stamped with letters: 'Y O'. The object is greyish buff overall. There is no indication of a joining strip. Length: 25.7mm; width: 25.3mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 11.23g.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-04F07A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating from AD 1600-1620. This is one disk from a four-disc cloth seal. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:303). The obverse has the Arms of the town of Wesel, an ornate shield bearing three weasels courant, central inescutcheon, MEMENTO.MORI around. The reverse is blank and undecorated. Part of a second inner disk is present. Elton (2017:303) writes "The other inner disk may show two crowned B's (see MOL NN21187) possibly standing for Bombazine (a mix of silk-warp and worsted weft, twilled fabric)." Dimensions: diameter: 33.80mm; weight…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-010B1D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Russel 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 Russel Company seal. The obverse has the Arms of Norwich, a castle with three towers and a lion passant below. The reverse has []NPP / WBB / 1654 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 …
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-B3BD3E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval (1600-1800) two-part lead cloth seal, disc one retaining the squashed rivet and disc two with a central perforation: portcullis // worn/ illegible, break around line of rivet. The cloth seal measures 20.0mm in length, 13.0mm in width, 6.2mm in thickness and weighs 6.12g.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upper Clatford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-AE6254
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. This is a cloth worker's personal seal. 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 obverse of the disc in the form of a flat oval. The seal has a privy mark consisting of initials F and W either side of the central stem of the privy mark. A similarly marked cloth seal is in Egan (1995:85 No. 241) and a similar cloth seal on the database is LON-193E2F. Dimensions: diameter: 19.98mm; weight: 6.85g Reference: Egan, G. 199…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-AE4737
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal has a demi griffin rampant with a W in exergue, the legend A[]DWIND / []D[] around. Dimensions: diameter: 33.85mm; weight: 10.12g Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London. Elton S.F. 2017. Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Identification of Lead Seals Attached To Cloth, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. Egan G. 1987. Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Univers…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-841277
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible cloth seal. A pair of discs of slightly different sizes cur from thin [0.8mm] lead sheet, linked by a strip or sprue, and with paired U-shaped lugs projecting from the larger disc and passing through the other, being splayed on its far side. Patinated. Stamped numerals in modern style read: 8261 or 1938; they appear on one side of the larger disc. The latter reading might indicate a modern object made in the style of a cloth seal. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1750. Diameter: 26.0mm, Thickness (overall): 1.9mm, Weight: 9.78gm
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-F46C61
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead two part cloth seal dating to c.1600-1700. One side is stamped with a simple monogram in the form of the letters RN with three pellets above within a circle. There is a letter stamped on the other side, possibly an L or Y or possibly a 7. Such marks were use by clothes weavers and dyers as personal seals in the late 16th to late 17th centuries. Date: Post Medieval Dimensions: 25.59mm x 20.16mm Weight: 14.60g
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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