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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: LEIC-66C217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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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: LIN-00B224
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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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
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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: 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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