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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-.html Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-56473.html Sat, 06 Nov 2021 14:28:48 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: An untraced two-disc lead cloth seal of the post-medieval period. The rove disc and rivet-end are stamped with an eight-pointed star within a beaded circle. The rivet disc is not stamped, but has two rows of scratch-engraved numbers, 6911/19 (or 61/1169), divided by a straight line. The numbers probably relate to the size of the cloth.

Cloth seals were used for quality control and taxation purposes from the 14th to the 19th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Bag Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/bag-seal-56280.html Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:38:41 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Bag Seal  
Description: A lead flour bag seal of the Concordia Steam Mill, located in Budapest, Hungary. One side is inscribed CONCORDIA DAMPFMüHLE BUDAPEST. The other side has the figure 8 in a triangle consisting of three wheat-ears, and the letters MT either side of the apex.

In the second half of the 19th century the flour milling industry was the most important sector in the Hungarian economy. Hungarian milling products, owing to their excellent quality, had a good market position in Europe and all over the world.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-55788.html Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:47:30 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: Two discs and the connecting strip from a four-disc lead alnage seal of the 1660s. One disc is stamped with a portcullis, above which is a date in the 1660s (last digit illegible). The other disc is stamped with the quartered royal arms of Charles II. The rivet and rove discs are missing.

The alnage was a tax levied on cloth. The purpose of the alnage seal was to provide evidence that the tax had been paid and the cloth was legally saleable. The seals were applied by officials (alnagers) appointed by the government to oversee the process. The tax, which had been levied since medieval times, was finally abolished in 1724. However, although this marked the end of their use for taxation purposes, lead cloth seals continued to be used for quality control purposes until the 19th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-55725.html Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:57:28 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: One inner disc only of a four-disc cloth seal. The front of the disc depicts a crowned double rose with the initials CR on either side. The back of the disc is plain. The initials (for Carolus Rex) are those of either Charles I or Charles II, and establish that it is an alnage seal of the 17th century.

The ’Alnage’ was a tax levied on cloth, and the purpose of the alnage seal was to provide evidence that the tax had been paid and the cloth was legally saleable. The seals were applied by officials (’Alnagers’) appointed by the government to oversee the process. The tax was abolished in 1724.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Lead Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/lead-seal-14339.html Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Lead Seal  
Description: A lead seal of the 'bulla' type, impressed with a design on both sides. One side has the inscription SIBERIA.Z, with the numbers 5 and 9 above, and the number 11 below. The other side has the crest of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers: two arms supporting an imperial crown.

A closely similar seal, recorded as BSG.BS.00348 on the Bagseal Gallery website, is stamped B. COLUMBIA. V rather than SIBERIA. Z, possibly indicating that the seals were attached to catches of fish from the waters of these northern areas. It has also been suggested that the numbers on the first side are a representation of the date, namely the 5th of September 1911 in the case of the present seal.

The bulla - a disc with a tunnel from side to side through which a string is passed - became a popular form of seal during the 18th century. It was found to be more versatile than the rivet-type seals hitherto used on cloth, as it could be attached to a wider range of goods, including the bags, bales and sacks in which they were distributed.

I am grateful to Stuart Elton for his help with the identification of this seal, and for bringing the similar Bagseal Gallery example to my attention.
 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Lead Seal or Plug https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/lead-seal-or-plug-55586.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:33:42 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Lead Seal or Plug  
Description: An untraced lead seal or plug of circa 20th century date. One side has the inscription E F & S Co; the other side is plain. The nature of the merchandise to which the object was attached is uncertain.

E F & S Co would appear to be a company operating in the United States of America in the early to mid 20th century. Railway switch keys stamped with their initials have been traced along with other indications that they were involved with railways and transportation.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Flax Bale Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/flax-bale-seal-31721.html Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Flax Bale Seal  
Description: A Baltic States lead flax bale seal dating circa 18th century. One side has two script initials, [S]R, above the number 12. The other side has a quartered, square-topped shield with six pellets in each of the first two quarters. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-55581.html Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:40:34 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: A post-medieval two-disc lead cloth seal. The rivet disc is stamped with a lion rampant and at least one fleur-de-lis in the surrounding field. The rove disc and the rivet-end have separated and appear to be unstamped, but the image is a little unclear. The seal has not been traced, but the use of a lion rampant suggests a possible Low Countries origin.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Flax Bale Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/flax-bale-seal-55580.html Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:38:28 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Flax Bale Seal  
Description: A lead seal of the 'bulla' type, dating circa 18th to early 19th century: a Baltic States flax bale seal.

One side is inscribed WLT over I2K. The letters WLT identify the grower/owner/agent, while 12K indicates that the bale contained twelve high quality krown (crown) flax plants. The other side depicts a shield bearing a cross with nine pellets in each of the two upper angles. The number of pellets denotes the port of shipping, the identity of which is the subject of current research.

The bulla - a disc with a tunnel from side to side through which a string or wire is passed - became a popular form of seal during the 18th century. It was found to be more versatile than the rivet-type seals hitherto used on cloth, as it could be attached to a wider range of goods, including the bags, bales and sacks in which they were distributed.

Related seals are recorded as UKDFD 4097, UKDFD 17500, UKDFD 18400 and UKDFD 20413.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Flax-Bale Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/flax-bale-seal-55494.html Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:37:08 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Flax-Bale Seal  
Description: A lead flax bale seal of the Baltic States, dating to the 18th or early 19th century. One side of the seal has an inscription (possibly C:J with further characters below), which identifies the grower/owner/agent and the quantity and quality of the flax plants. The other side depicts a shield bearing a cross with multiple pellets in each of the two upper angles. The number of pellets denotes the port of shipping, the identity of which is the subject of current research.

See also UKDFD 50831 (kindly identified by Ged Dodd of the PeaceHavens Project). The following seals, unidentified at the time of recording, are also of related types: UKDFD 11103UKDFD 13088, UKDFD 17500, UKDFD 18400 and UKDFD 29598.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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