IOW-30A6FB: Post Medieval: Cloth-seal

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Unique ID: IOW-30A6FB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete but damaged post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (c. 1600.c. 1800).

Probably a cloth workers personal seal.

Disc 1: Raised design depicting a standing bird (probably a cockerel) with wings closed facing left and initials: 'F L' at sides. All within a beaded circle.

Disc 2: Plain.

The joining strip is complete but bent.

The seal is buff and very fragile.

Length: 25.0mm; width: 19.0mm; thickness: 4.3mm. Weight: 9.24g.

No parallel found but compare with other cloth seals which depict a cockerel: BH-E9CBD5; CAM-2A7245; ESS-5C1112; NARC-B31093; SF-F6D75C; SUR-6A96A8 and SWYOR-CAA7C1.

Class: Two-disc
Inscription: F L

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 9.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th November 2017 - Wednesday 15th November 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-4-1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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