- Museum number
Cloth-mark; lead; seal for sailcloth; (1): privy mark; (2): ornate shield: crown over two crosses potent.
- Production date
Diameter: 33 millimetres (disc one)
Diameter: 35 millimetres (disc two)
- Curator's comments
- The arms are those of Gdansk (the crosses are patee in most versions). This large, heavy seal is probably from an imported sailcloth. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries some five per cent by value of England's imports from the Baltic were canvases for sailmaking, mainly brought from Gdansk to London (Zins 1972, 228-9), cf. `Elbing or Dansk cloth` in the 1660 customs rates on imports to England (Statute 12 Car. II c4). Dating within this span seems appropriate for No. 328.
There are several Gdansk seals in the city's Archeological Museum, but none is of the same kind as No. 328 (Barbara Gostynska pers. comm.).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number