Cloth Seal (Fragment)
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden HAMPSHIRE Mon May 2, 2011
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 524 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Lead 22mm dia 1545

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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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