One disc of a two-disc lead cloth seal of Malines (Mechelen) in the Low Countries. It depicts a bishop's crozier, and has the inscription, * E[PS' LEODI]CI - Bishopric of Liège. The missing disc is likely to have carried the arms of Malines. (The full inscription has been determined by a composite reading of the present seal and the following two examples on the PAS database: LEIC-E9CFE3 and NLM-9AFB63).
The city of Malines was a major producer of woollens in the late medieval period.
Cloth seals were used for quality control and taxation purposes from the 14th to the 19th century.