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Author Elton, Stuart F., author

Title Cloth seals : an illustrated reference guide to the identification of lead seals attached to cloth : from the British perspective / Stuart F. Elton
Published Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2017]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Archaeopress archaeology
Archaeopress archaeology
Contents Introduction to Cloth Seals: Aim; Sources; Introduction; Basic Identification of Cloth Seal Type; Component Parts of a Cloth Seal; The Use of Lead Cloth Seals; Alnage & Subsidy; Cloth Seal Matrices; Lead v Wax Seals; The Type of Seals Attached to a Cloth (and Woven Marks); Dating of Cloth Seals; Ordering of Presentation; Images; List and Description of Seals: Seals of Known Locations; Seals of Known Monarch; Seals with Type of Cloth Named; Seals for Faulty Cloth; Seals of Guilds and Companies; Broad Arrow Seals; Alnage Seals; Searchers' Seals; Clothworkers' Personal Seals; Other Seals Conventionally Grouped with Cloth Seals; Continental Seals; Cloth Seal Identification Resources; Handling, Cleaning and Obtaining Images of Lead Seals; Bibliography; Appendix 1: Time-line of Events & Legislation in the Textile Industry with Emphasis on the Use of Cloth Seals & the Information They Displayed; Appendix 2: Types of Cloth; Appendix 3: List of Known Alnagers and Their Agents; Appendix 4: Known 16th & 17th Century Clothworkers' Privy Marks; Appendix 5: Distinctive Identification Features on Cloth Seals; Appendix 6: Tubular Cloth Seals Employed by the Dutch Immigrant Cloth Makers in 16th and 17th Century England; Index
Summary This text is intended to be a repository of the salient information currently available on the identification of cloth seals, and a source of new material that extends our understanding of these important indicators of post medieval and early modern industry and trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 28 2017)
Subject Cloth seals (Numismatics)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Cloth seals (Numismatics)
Form Electronic book
Author Archaeopress, publisher.
ISBN 1784915491