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Record ID: LEIC-DDAAD2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, c.1600-1700AD. Thickness: 3 mm, diameter: 16 mm, weight: 1.87 grams. The seal is sub-circular and incomplete and was probably a two part seal. It is decorated on one surface with a three part castle with central tower and gate with large door in front. This is flanked by turrets, each one has an enlarged arrow slit - a vertical slit with rounded terminals. Each turret has a domed roof with spherical finial and a lipped edge below. The other surface is incomplete but what is present appears to be stamped with large letters, possibly an I showing in …
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thurleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-C24A92
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a lead alloy four disc cloth seal dating from AD 1550 - 1700. Only one inner disc of the seal survives. It is stamped on one face with a square topped shield charged with three fleur de lis. The reverse is blank. A projecting rectangular tab indicates where the two discs of the other side of the seal would have been attached, and damage to the opposing edge suggest where the final fourth disc would have been positioned. The seal is 18.6mm long, 12.5mm wide and 1.8mm thick. 1.48g. Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries, but the first four disc seals were pr…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8CC7C4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of 17 Post-Medieval cloth seal fragments, including rove discs, rivet discs and isolated rivets. They are all broken and worn to such a degree that no designs or motifs can be identified. Length (longest piece): 22.0mm. Length (shortest peice): 9.7mm. Width (widest piece): 17.4mm. Width (narrowest peice): 8.5. Thickness: (thickest peice): 5.9m. Thickness (thinnest peice): 1.3mm. Total weight: 38.79g.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-78E8F9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. Originally forming part of a four-lobed seal, the surviving fragment consists of just two discs joined together: approximately 70 per cent of disc 3 and 90 per cent of disc 4. The breaks are old and probably caused by the plough. Disc 4 appears to have a tab extending a few millimetres from the edge opposite disc 3. At the other extremity, on disc 3, a remnant of the connecting strip that joined it to disc 2 survives and is slightly crumpled. Disc 3 is stamped with a design which, by comparison with similar seals, might be a thistle …
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C6B19
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probably Post Medieval lead cloth seal. The object consists of a fragment (maybe only 20-30 per cent) of disc 1 of a two- or four-disc seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The fragment is irregular in shape, with worn breaks on all sides, which obscures its original dimensions. Disc 1 is stamped with the letters [...](E )N B above and a possible O, a clear C and a possible A beneath. Traces of disc 2's design survive on the rivet, but it is unclear. Length 20.1mm. Width: 13.7mm Thickness 1.6mm. Thickness (including rivet): 6.7.mm; Weight 3.32g. T…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-8C1932
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead alnage cloth seal. The object is a single incomplete disc of an originally two or four-disc seal. It is stamped with a design representing a thistle, composed of raised pellets and surmounted by a crown. The disc is sub-circular in shape retaining much of it's original edge to the left of the design. To the right however, the edge of the disc is missing (about 10-15%) and the breaks are worn and irregular. Above the design is possibly the remnant of a broken connecting strip, by which it was joined to another disc. Alternatively this could be part of th…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-77EEA6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead cloth seal of of Augsburg, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1650. The surviving fragment consists a single disc (disc 1) of a two- or four-part cloth seal, with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. A small part at the edge of the disc is folded over and this may be a remnant of the connecting strip (or of disc 2 in the case of a four-part seal). The disc is stamped with a design featuring a large letter A in relief in the centre, with prominent serifs, a flat top and a v-shaped cross-bar. There is a small circle above the A and traces of anoth…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-79688E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval or Post-Medieval two- or four-disc lead cloth seal with a privy or merchants mark. The object consists of two disc fragments joined back to back. The fragment at the front is the larger one and is irregular in shape. It retains part of a stamped design but none of it's original edge, having breaks and wear on all sides. The design has a long vertical with a horizontal cross bar at the top, the rest of the top is lost to the breaks. At the base the vertical splits into two conjoined Xs . Half way down the vertical appears to be two short horizontals meeting shorter verticals,…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7680C6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead two-part cloth seal. The seal comprises of two lead discs which were originally joined by a connecting strip, which has broken off and is missing. There is an integral rivet projecting from disc one through a perforation in disc two. Disc one is stamped with a design featuring four parallel lines within a circle. The design on disc two features a retrograde figure 4 with cross on the end of its elongated horizontal leg. The vertical leg of the 4 extends downwards and joins the vertical of a combined retrograde uppercase D and an F. Diameter: 20.1mm. Thickness: 73.5…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F9CAAC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to AD 1500-1700. The seal is composed of two roughly circular discs linked together. Disc one has the initials DG stamped on it. Disc two which is somewhat smaller, has what might be a depiction of the Cross or a letter X and a letter L. This weighs 4.18grams, and the maximum diameter is 19.3mm. There is also a fragment of lead possibly associated with the seal which shares the same grid reference. This fragment appears to be two small pieces of lead bent together with no clear shape. This fragment weighs 2.62 grams.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-88E426
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2 post-medieval lead cloth seals: damaged and obscure privy mark // 20; the other seal blank. Diameters 19.5mm and 17mm. 17th century.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-89D729
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of eight Russian Inland Village trade seals found close together, of 16th - early 18th century date. Each bale seal (except one, noted below) has a central circular depression on one face with a corresponding projection to the other face. The inland villages traded in flax products, furs and pelts. N / [...] // IOHOB; 19.7mm, 10.54g. MC / 10 A NHA // OPNNPI; 19.2mm, 11.80g. [No central depression/ projection]. *** / cross fleuretty with central pellet / .A. // *** / cross fleuretty with central pellet / UDIN; 19.5mm, 11.95g. ** / BA / [...] // ** / large star / CHVHNAC; 13.4mm,…
Created on: Sunday 31st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crondall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-8ACE54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead alloy cloth seal of the London Dyers company. The seal is formed of two discs joined by a strip of led and held together by a central rivet projecting from the first disc. One disc is complete and shows a cross pattee within a circle of pellets. The other disc is damaged with only the area around the central rivet surviving. This shows a shield bearing a chevron with three madder bags, one below and two above, the arms of the dyers company. There were probably letters and numbers to specify the dyes used; these are now missing. These seals were used in the late 16t…
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-2A7245
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small lead or lead-alloy artefact of uncertain function and date, probably Medieval to Modern. This object is probably or possibly incomplete but this is uncertain. The artefact has a weight of 1.14g and consists of a thin, 0.9mm, sub-oval lobe of white metal. This lobe has a width of 11.9mm and length of c.13.4mm. An integral sub-rectangular tab projects out from the lower edge, thus increasing the length to 17.6mm. This solid tab has a width of 4.3mm and similar thickness to the rest of the artefact, possibly being marginally thicker. One top corner is twisted and folded back on it…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-7C80BB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn lead-alloy two disc cloth seal of probable Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The seal is complete, though worn and is formed from two circular discs joined by a rectangular rivet or tag of lead, which was then folded over the edge of cloth, so that the discs and decoration aligns. One surfaces are very worn. One with possibly a basket decoration. The other has a possible port-cullis. The seal has a light grey-white colour overall. It measures 15.6mm in diameter and 2.9mm thick, with a weight of 4.4 grams.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-88C8D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval lead seal, 14mm in diameter and 1mm thick. The seal is in fair condition and weighs 1.39grams. It has a protruding twisted section which suggests it was used with thread/wire. The seal is decorated on one side with the twin crests of the Commonwealth and Ireland.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-3237F5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A four-disc lead cloth seal (the discs are joined by a strip, which has been folded, and the rivet has been pushed through the fourth disc and hammered to hold the seal in place). The second disc is stamped with the two conjoined shields of the Commonwealth, one with St George's cross, the other with the harp of Ireland, and the third disc has a shield having two shearmen's hooks over a teasel plant, with a chevron erminois - the arms of the Clothworkers' Company, who seem to have taken on a role in cloth sealing nationally in the 1650s. The seal dates to the Commonwealth period, 1650-…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ripon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-BA6C9E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead cloth seal dating to the period circa AD 1700-1900, missing its second disc. On disc one the number 17 can be identified. The seal disc is circular, and one edge has been bent out of shape, protroduing outwards, though the disc is complete. An impression of the cloth can be seen on the reverse of the seal. Diameter: 21.55; Thickness: 4mm; weight: 3.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-5C779E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comeplete but heavily distorted cast lead-alloy alnage seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1650. This is a four disc alnage seal, with the two inner faces obscured due to folding of the object along its middle. One of the visible discs depicts the initials W I I G arraqnged in a lozenge within a circular border, around which is the inscription COM EBOR (abbr. 'County of York'). The opposing face is slightly mis-struck, but a central flower design within an inner pelleted border is visible, around which the legend [SE]RCHED can be read. Preserved in fair condition with a …
Created on: Monday 24th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Santon Downham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM3322
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bale seal, has hole through middle with lettering round the edge
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2000
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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