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Record ID: LON-9078EC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BH-959154
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal, dating from the post-Medieval period. The remaining portion comprises two adjoining sub-oval discs, linked by a connecting strip, with s relief-moulded portcullis design on one of the discs and nothing on the other. Length: 16.8mm; width: 12.5mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 3.17g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hitchin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C564B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal for cloth, probably a type of serge, probably made in Wellington, Somerset. The seal appears to be of the two-disc type and both discs and the connecting rivet survive, although the tab that previously linked the discs is missing. The seal is 26.1mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick and weighs 9.76 grams. The ring disc and rivet are stamped with a central design of a merchants mark in the form of a human foot over a elongated 4 with an S under the heel and an F under the toes. The vertical elongation of the 4 that extends beyond the foot, between the S and …
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-95C6A6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval lead-alloy four-disc cloth seal. The two largest discs adjoin one another; one of these bears the 'Prince of Wales' Feathers', in relief,with the letters 'S O' beneath and a beaded circular border surrounding. A remnant of the connecting strip projects from the distal end of this disc. The surface of the adjoining disc has a central star, surrounding which is the legend 'TAYNTON' and, outside this, a beaded border. The other two adjoining discs are incomplete, irregular and undecorated. Length:33.8mm; width:15.8mm; thickness:, 3.2.mm. Weight: 7.05g. TAV[N]TON A simil…
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Offley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-9670D0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy disc from a post-Medieval cloth seal. The upper surface of the sub-circular disc bears an unidentified relief-moulded shield, above which is a probable date beginning '161'. Three concentric borders surround the shield, the inner and outer borders being beaded, the central comprising a plain line. Diameter: 20.2mm; thickness: 1.5mm. Weight: 2.23g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: DYFED-4A6C29
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Discovered whilst metal detecting Preservation- Good Lead disc bearing picture and inscription on one side and inscription on the other. Protrusion which would have formerly been a central stem used to fasten the disc to another forming the seal. This would then have been operated by pressing both discs together. On one side there is a relief design enclosed in an oval of a man with a sheep either side of his legs, and another slung across his shoulders, with the word REGISTERED running along the outside of the left edge of the picture. The man is stood facing the 'front' whilst his…
Created on: Friday 6th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: DYFED-346017
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One half of a lead teardrop shaped bale seal. The front depicts a rampant lion and crown, a simplification of the Dutch coats of arm. The other side has a small depression and the number '524' raised, which is probably a control number. The seal is fairly worn, and the patina is pale grey/cream.
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th 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: 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: BH-D9FA85
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete lead-alloy object, probably representing part of a post-medieval cloth seal. The item comprises a single disc with moulded ropework border around a domed centre. The connecting strip extends from the centre of the otherwise flat reverse. Length:22. 8mm. Weight:1.15g.
Created on: Monday 7th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Moreton', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: 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: DUR-EA8A9B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: IOW-9707AD
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). 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: HAMP-3D528B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-8E861A
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, 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: NLM3347
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2000
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-935519
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: NMS-FD0975
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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