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TimChilli

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Small lead seal?
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »
I found this yesterday, but have no idea what it could be.

It's quite thick (3mm) and appears to have four stars encircling an object on one side. I've attempted to trace the stars below in yellow. The other side has a large relief 'O' and what looks like the beginning of another 'O' at the edge.

On my Deus it gives a solid VDI of 60.

Any ideas?


« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 11:21:54 AM by TimChilli »

EleanorF

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Re: Small lead seal?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 12:57:58 PM »
Ive got one with the large 0 on it too. Could it be a token (church) rather than a seal? Good luck with your ID 😊👍
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TimChilli

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Re: Small lead seal?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 02:18:17 PM »
Ive got one with the large 0 on it too. Could it be a token (church) rather than a seal? Good luck with your ID 😊👍
Thanks, Eleanor.

From looking at bagseals.com, it should be a lead seal from a bag of flour.  Flour used to be categorised into '00', '0', '1' and '2' grades, '00' being the finest and whitest and working down to the almost wholemeal grade '2' flour.

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Re: Small lead seal?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 03:16:44 PM »
Ah, cool! Well done 😊👍
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