Bale Seal

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Item: Bale Seal
Use: Lead seals were affixed to goods, mainly textiles such as tobacco, cotton, and other trade goods, to communicate information such as place of origin, manufacture, quality, size, circulation, and taxation.
Description: 
Thin stamped lead device with patriotic eagle motif. Its front shows an eagle with shield, arrows in eagle's right talon and an olive branch in its left. Above are rays with stars and below are what appear to be script letters. The rear has faint lineal markings.
Approximate size:
1 inch
Condition:
Very good, excavated. 
Recovered: Culpeper County, VA
Reference: 
Similar examples can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:

  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch, page 126, item 1.
  • "Relics of the Coastal Empire: The Civil War Years" by the CEHHA, page 257.

Comments: This seal will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War or general relic collection. 


Product Code:
PC7465

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