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Record ID: SF-EF0377
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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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: HESH-11ADC7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
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An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy two part cloth seal of probable post medieval date (1500-1800 AD). The seal comprises an upper disc linking strip, central rivet and rear disc. The cloth seal is broadly circular in plan but distorted by movement in section and profile. In general both sides of the seal are worn and abraded. One side, the one with the central rivet, is better preserved. Here a privy mark (Personal Seal) is present with the initials T S which are entwined with the T being over and slightly above the S, both letters have serif terminals. Above the bar of the T is a…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-11EBB3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy two part cloth seal of probable post medieval date (1500-1800 AD). The seal comprises an upper disc linking strip, central rivet and rear disc. The cloth seal is broadly circular in plan but distorted by movement in section and profile. In general both sides of the seal are worn and abraded - it is also heavily corroded and slightly concreted making some detail difficult to interpret. One side, the one with the central rivet, is better preserved. Here a privy mark (personal seal) is present with the initials WY (YW) conjoined / inter-linked with …
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F1D376
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BERK-D86A4E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete large Post Medieval lead cloth seal with a shield charged with the Arms of the City of London - the Cross of St George quartering the shield, in the first quarter a sword point downwards. Above the shield the legend : [L]ONDO[N]. A portion of the fragment has been bent under. Dating to the period c.17th or 18th Century AD
Created on: Monday 6th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D50261
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead alloy two part cloth seal. The seal is circular in form and rectangular in cross section, with a slight rectangular projection. Its upper surface has a rasied shield shaped border which contains 6 fleurs de lis motifs below a 'double label' (a horizontal line with three right angled projections) containing two more small fleurs. Each side of the shield has a bifoliate projection. The reverse has a clear cloth impression and the remains of the centre of the second sheet of lead. The seal may be of continental origin and is hard to date, 1500-1750 Thickness: 3 mm, di…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: WILT-FC66DE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval four-disc lead cloth seal dating to the 17th century. Only one disc is present, which bears the London coat of arms with the words 'DE LONDINO' around the edge. The reverse of the disc is plain. The remains of a connecting lug can be seen below the shield. Further trauma is indicated by the ripples around the circumference of the seal. The surfaces of the disc are pale from oxidisation. The disc is 36.57 mm in diameter, 1.52 mm thick and weighs14.56 g. Cf Egan, Finds Research Group 700-1700, Datasheet 3, Fig 18.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1C08C5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead-alloy two-disc type alnage cloth seal from London. Only about a third of one disc remains, the connecting strip and rivet are lost. The front has the raised stamped design of an angel standing facing with outstretched wings holding a palm in one hand. arounf the central design iks a inner circle then the legend GLOR[IA IN EXCLSIS] the an outer border. The fragment measures 22.59mm in length, 17.84mm in width and weighs 4.51g. Such seals were used to show the piece had paid the appropriate taxes (alnage). Cloth seals bearing a facing angel are issued from London fro…
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F64B8B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SOM-61B2CC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: NLM-E062A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WILT-00AC3D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A almost complete post-medieval cast lead cloth seal, probably dating to 17th century. The cloth seal is circular shape and is composed by two discs connected by a rectangular strip. The seal shows on both sides a mark. One disc reports the number 20, the other one depicts a small sword or a dagger with stwo stars on both side of the blade, inside a shield. Between the central decoration and the external edge is a damaged inscription but only the letters L E T can be seen. The seal measures 24.18mm in diameter and weights 11.51g. A good number of similar cloth seal are recordered on P…
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-490B94
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete post medieval, 17th century, two part circular, lead cloth seal of the Norwich Weavers guild, dated AD.1657. The obverse of this seal, has the NOR/WIC/H stamped on it while the reverse contains the letters HDR/1657/[B]CSP/KL. The letters before the date on the reverse are the surname initials of the Norwich wardens for the year and those after are the Norfolk, county wardens, these are listed as Jhn Pleasance, Chris Richer, Walter Barkham, Willm Hardingham, Jehosephat Davy, Samuel Rawling and the Norfolk wardens were - Robt Beare, Thos Church, Anth Edwards, John Mercer, John K…
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-51226C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large, lead, post medieval 16th-19th century, circular cloth seal dated AD.1571. The seal has an off centre pelleted ring that contains the legend, DVYT/ COLCESTER/ BAYE/ 1571. The lower half of the date has been lost due to the off centre stamping. The reverse of the seal has two squashed lead rivets attached but is otherwise undecorated. The object has a white/grey patina of lead oxide. Seals made by the Dutch textile industry in Colchester all carried the date AD.1571, as this was when the industry was founded in the city, rather than recording the year of sealing (Egan 1992). Weig…
Created on: Tuesday 12th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-30CD06
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal. This is a well worn two disc seal type with a partially present interconnecting strip. On the front disc are the letters M and U, the mark for Malines (Belgium) which produced Brabent cloth. The second disc has a section that has broken apart since its discovery but shows evidence of a staff or crozier. Geoff Egan confirmed this as dating from the 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 9th February 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elvet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-22F4FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-E27393
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-CD59F2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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