IOW-9A99CC: Post-Medieval: Cloth Seal

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Unique ID: IOW-9A99CC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A post-Medieval (possibly) lead alloy cloth seal, possibly of the two-disc type (c. 1500-c. 1750).

The discs are joined by a connecting strip.

Disc 1 (rivet disc) is plain at the front.

Disc 2 (rove disc) has an unclear design which can be seen on the end of the rivet only and is surrounded by a beaded circle.

Length: 19.0mm; width: 18.8mm; overall thickness: 9.3mm. Weight: 7.37g.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 9.3 mm
Weight: 7.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th January 2019 - Friday 4th January 2019

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: IOW2019-3-17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Uncertain

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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