Russian flax bale seal

Description
A seal from a bale of flax exported from the port of Archangel in Russia. The seal identifies the cargo as flax and the place the flax came from, in this case the Lower Sukhona River. It also lists the export port of Archangel and the port inspector.
This seal was found in the River Yeo near Crediton. Research by Michael Patrick suggests that the bale had been purchased for weaving linen cloth at a flax mill at Fordton near Crediton.
Accession Loan No.
99/1932
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
Russian flax bale seal
Simple Name
seal
Full Name
Russian flax bale seal
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Georgian (1714-1837)
Production Year Low
1811
Production Year High
1850
Family Group

Material
lead
Collection Site Name
Crediton
Collection Parish
Crediton
Collection Town
Crediton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Inscription / Transcription
А.П. (Archangel Port) ДЕСЯЦК (Inspector) ИП (I.P) ; HИЖHOCУXOHCKOИ (NIZHNOSUKHONSKOI) LOWER SUKHONA RIVER

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