IOW-0A1887: Post-Medieval: Alanage Cloth Seal

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Unique ID: IOW-0A1887

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc alnage cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700).

A portcullis county series (COM) but unfortunately both the county and the initial of the monarch are missing! Probably an E in the latter case for Edward or Elizabeth.

Disc 1/ rivet disc: +COM[ ], B at centre within a beaded circle.

Disc 2/rove disc: Portcullis, [E] R above.

The seal has an even buff patina.

Length: 25.3mm; width: 19.0mm; thickness: 4.6mm. Weight: 8.15g.

Inscription: +COM[ ], B [E] R

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.3 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 8.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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: IOW2019-7-39

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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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