Bag Seal
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden CHESHIRE Sat December 1, 2007
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 1203 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Lead 20mm dia 19th centrury

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Description: A lead bag seal of Webb & Sons, seed merchants. The seal is of the type that has a central hole through which the fastening cord is passed prior to stamping.


One side of the seal has the inscription, WEBB & SONS WORDSLEY STOURBRIDGE (around), THE QUEEN'S SEEDSMEN (across in three lines). The other side has the inscription, REGISTERED TRADE MARK around a crowned emblem, which has WEBBS across the top.


It would appear that the company was established during the reign of Victoria, the queen to whom the inscription refers.


See also UKDFD 3142.
Keywords: Bag Seal
Object Type: Seal Object Classification: Bag
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: See Description above Period: Victorian
Date Range: 19th centrury Primary Material: Lead
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast and die struck
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): 13.8g Size (mm): 20mm dia
References: Comments:
Findspot: Bredbury County: CHESHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Explorer SE Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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