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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cloth-mark; lead; one part London Dyers' Company seal; river wherry, three stars above.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-17thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Presumably for a cloth. Two similar seals are known from the London waterfront, one from Vintry. Small rowing boats of the kind depicted would have been a familiar sight of that area of the river.
    (Egan 1994)

  • Bibliography

    • Egan 1994 290 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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