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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cloth-mark; lead; inner discs from four-part seal; (1): shield with Latin cross of St George and beaded border; (2): legend within faint beaded border.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1649-1660
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 13 millimetres (both discs)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        disc one
      • Inscription Content

        ESSEX TB
  • Curator's comments

    The cross is that of St George, indicating the Commonwealth period. The alnager TB also appears on seals with CR (presumably for Charles I rather than II), as well as on analogus Suffolk issues (see No. 101). In addition to finds in London, a group of TB's CR seals for both counties was recovered from a wreck off the south of Norway (Molaug 1980, 181-2).
    (Egan 1994)


  • Bibliography

    • Egan 1994 15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1854,0120.26


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