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Record ID: LON-AE4737
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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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: SOM-9C7FB0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete post-medieval lead two disc cloth seal, from the Norwich Weavers' Company, dating to the second half of the seventeenth century. The seal consists of two discs a front one that is inscribed and a rear one that is plain. These would have been linked by a tab but which has been broken and is now folded down onto the rear disc. A projection on the back of front disc would have been pushed through the other and bent flat, holding them together but this structure has come apart leaving the flattened projection on the back of the front disc. The rear disc has a central hole for…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke sub Hamdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-225A8C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval lead cloth seal for Augsburg fustian cloth, two-part, circular, diameter 19.5mm. Pinecone as Egan 1994, no. 308 // part of an ornate A (rivet only). Mid 16th - mid 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2D79A4
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 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-AE6254
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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: DOR-8C81D5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A two-part lead cloth seal. Two large discs joined by a narrow tab at one side. On the back of disc one are two integral pointed hooks which pass through holes in disc two and are bent diagonally accross the disc. Disc one: A fleur de lys with a Gothic letter d above to the left and an indistinct design above and to the right. Disc two: traces of Gothic lettering Date: Medieval - c. 1300 - 1500 Dimensions: 25.99 mm x 4.50 mm Weight: 10.39 g
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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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: BH-90E911
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete Elizabethan two part lead cloth seal dating to c.1558-1600. Only one of the discs survive. The outer face of the surviving half is decorated with a crowned portcullis surrounded by a circumferential inscription suggesting an Elizabethan date (Egan 1992, 2) the inscription is largely illegible. The reverse has a central integral rivet. The portcullis was "the main design for alnage seals in the late Tudor period... and continued in use into the early seventeenth century" (Egan 1995: 9). Alnage seals indicated the cloth had been checked for quality by a Crown official and …
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: HESH-1380C6
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 only the lower disc and central rivet; the upper face and linking strip is lost. 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. The top of the central rivet has a cast design present - comprising several linear ribs - the overall design is incomplete. The reverse face is flat and has a series of numbers cut into its surface: 15758. The style of the numbers sugg…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: HESH-136956
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 and lower disc conjoined by a central rivet; the linking strip is lost. 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, has a design possibly a privy mark (personal seal) over three lines. This is indistinct and possibly reads G : I / DONII / H (or R) : W. in the second line the N is reverse barred. The opposite…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', 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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Record ID: SWYOR-A03611
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SUR-59D179
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-504661
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BUC-59FD3D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a lead-alloy cloth seal, dated '1628'. The piece consists of a truncated-lozenge-shaped 'disc' , the upper surface of which bears the following relief-stamped/moulded legend, in three lines: 'COM/SVRREI/I628', with a ropework perimeter border surrounding. The back is plain.
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Saturday 13th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longwick-cum-Ilmer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-D3D309
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: NMS-B5E68D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: ESS-7AADC2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date. The seal is circular. The face shows an inscription around a beaded border, inside which the initials E S can be seen. The inscription is not entirely legible, though the last part seems to show the word AVNION. The back is plain and features the remains of the connective tab. Dimensions: Diameter: 29.6mm, thickness: 4.2mm, weight: 12.6g
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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