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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
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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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