Cloth Seal (Fragment)
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden HAMPSHIRE Mon May 2, 2011
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 522 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Lead 22mm dia 1545




Description: A fragment of a cloth seal, consisting of part of two paired discs. One disc has a quartered shield of arms with the date 1545 above and an uncertain letter or character on each side. The first quarter of the shield bears a lion rampant, the second quarter is unclear and the other two quarters are missing from the fragment. The second disc of the seal depicts St. Michael thrusting a spear into the devil (possibly in the form of a dragon). The origin of the seal is uncertain.

A cloth seal with a slightly different depiction of St. Michael is recorded on the PAS database: SOMDOR-6D1E97.
Keywords: Cloth Seal (Fragment)
Object Type: Seal Object Classification: Cloth
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: Period: Post medieval
Date Range: 1545 Primary Material: Lead
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast and stamped with dies
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): Size (mm): 22mm dia
References: Comments:
Findspot: Andover County: HAMPSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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