IOW-550FC9: Post-Medieval Dorset Cloth Seal

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Unique ID: IOW-550FC9

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy four-part cloth seal (c. 1665).

Two discs are missing. The surviving two discs are joined by a rectangular connecting strip. One disc has a raised design, a merchant's mark: PW ligated with the legend 'DORSET' surrounding. A six-pointed star at either side of P. The other disc has a raised design, two lions passant guardant left, one above the other with 65 below.

This cloth seal has a dark buff patina.

Length: 18.0mm; width: 14.1mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 3.10g.

Inscription: PW DORSET 65

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1665
Date to: Circa AD 1665

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 14.1 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th May 2016 - Sunday 15th May 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-7-140

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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