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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: NMS-B7A7E7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Lead cloth seal, depicting a fragmentary shield with a chevron between the remains of ?three unidentified charges // illegible. Length 22mm. Width 20mm. 4mm thick. 16th-17th century.
Created on: Friday 31st January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-1EFD66
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete two-part lead-alloy cloth seal. The front disc and the rivet are intact. The connecting tab is broken There is an indistinct curvilinear design on the rivet. The reverse disc is blank. This was probably a cloth seal. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1800 Diameter:14.91 mm Thickness: 2.69 mm Weight: 2.87 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Neville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1ED483
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete two-part lead-alloy cloth seal, the two discs and the connecting rivet intact along with the connecting tab. The central rivet and front disc were stamped with a letter A above an indistinct design. On the reverse is a are two incuse stamped capital letters IR. This was probably a cloth seal used by a weaver, dyer or searcher. Seals with incuse stamps are often dated to the 17th century. Date: Post Medieval - 1500 - 1800 Diameter: 18.51 mm Thickness: 3.42 mm Weight: 4.37 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Neville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1EE6C4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete two-part lead-alloy cloth seal. The front disc and the rivet are intact. The connecting tab is broken There is no design visible on the rivet. The reverse disc has an incuse stamp of a 3 or letter S. This was probably a cloth seal. Date: Post Medieval - Modern 1700 - 1900 Diameter: 20.50 mm Thickness: 4.15 mm Weight: 6.73 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Neville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-AFF972
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy cloth seal probably dating to the Post Medieval period, circa 1500-1700. The seal comprises of two circular disks, broadly the same size, and a connecting strip. One face has a depiction of a rampant lion in light relief. The opposing face has the initial 'R' plus a number of small circular pellets surrounding. The surfaces of the seal are worn with a fairly even cream coloured patina. The cloth seal is in poor condition as a result of damage probably caused by movement in the plough soil. Egan (1995) illustrates a number of cloth seals with various legends and …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F89C3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete lead alloy Dutch Customs bag seal of the Post Medieval period (AD1815-1907). The seal is teardrop shaped with a rounded point at the apex, though some of the edges are damaged and the original shape is not entirely known The obverse side shows the upper right quarter of a shield of arms; probably that of the lesser arms of the Netherlands and therefore post 1815. The reverse side has an inscription of 'R & A' (Regten en Accynsen-Cutoms & Excise) over a number which appears to be '823' and would likely have been the control number). There is evidence of a beaded…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F8D24
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Post medieval two piece lead cloth seal. Circular in shape with a linking strip at one edge. Both faces of the circular seal have raised figures around the border, around a central shape or letter. One side shows a central mark which appears to be a small cross or 'x', whilst the opposite face shows a 'u'. The opposite edge to that of the emerging linking strip is flattened and slightly pulled outward. Dimensions: weight: 5.2g, diameter: 15.9mm, height inc. strip: 25.1mm, thickness: 2.1mm
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 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: WMID-015AD7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy probable cloth seal of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-circular in form, and appears to consist of the main disc that has a rim on the reverse as with a cap. At the centre of the face is a stamped motif in low relief depicting a shield with capital R in Blackletter script. Above the shield is a plain cross. The central motif is set within a circular border. The upper surface has been depressed at its centre with the edge raised up slightly. Depressions are apparent at 12 o'clock and 8 o'clock around the edge. See PAS record HAMP-4270…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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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-E97A35
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: NMS-8FC095
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead cloth seal with off-centre legend. Diameter 19mm. NO / WI / CH // B / IR GT Reading of disc 2 is uncertain. The letters are the initials of the surnames of the twelve wardens of the Norwich Weavers' Company for a year between 1650 and 1705.
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fransham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B816B5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SUR-7E7126
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead cloth seal. Side 1: WILL KNIPE PACKER Side 2: illegible scratches
Created on: Sunday 26th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A06B6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SWYOR-6F3342
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BH-857924
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BERK-CE29E4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn two-part lead alloy cloth seal of early post-medieval date. One of the seal elements 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. On the opposite side of this is a crown surmounting the Arms of England, but any legend has now worn away. Similar cloth seals have been attributed to Henry VIII (AD 1508-1553), and comparisons are illustrated in the Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue volume 3 (Saunders et al. 1991:63 no 107).
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
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