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Record ID: IOW-AA52A1
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and corroded post-Medieval copper-alloy dress hook (c. 1500-c. 1700). Read Class E, Type 3. The tip pf the hook is missing. This dress hook has an attachment loop, a main body and part of the hook element. The trapezoidal attachment loop is bevelled internally and externally at the front. The body is convex at the front and hollow on the reverse. The front has moulded relief decoration in the form of a stylised flower head. It has a central pellet with six radiating arms and a single pellet in each segment, all within a linear circular border. The hook is 'D'-shaped in …
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-868342
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: [long cross]/long cross, 1580-1581 (North 1991: 135, ref: 2001). Obverse: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust left. Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription. Diameter: 13.6mm. Weight: 0.42g. DA=12:12. North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Saturday 18th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-14DE89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver shilling of William III (1694-1702), minted at Chester and dated 1697 on coin. Obverse: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA.; Laureate and draped bust facing right, 'C' below bust. Reverse: 97.MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.16; Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, creating a cruciform shape. Diameter: 24.9mm. Weight: 5.50g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-143FF6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval Venetian silver soldino of Doge Leonardo Loredan (1501-1521). Obverse: •LEO•LAV•DVX •S•M•V; Doge, as standard bearer of Venice, kneeling left, receiving the banner of St. Mark from the patron saint. Reverse: •LAVS•TIBI•SOLI• (Thee alone be praised); Standing figure of Christ with halo, holding a cross, unclear letters in exergue. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.21g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-090CB6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy sword-belt hanger (c. 1500, c. 1650). The remains of the hanger comprises one of the separately manufactured mounts with an integral suspension hook and separate rivets; this would have been suspended from a horizontal bar with suspension loops and were usually designed in sets of three. The sword belt mount is symmetrical in plan and flat in section with two sets of parallel knops down the edge of the mount, ending in a trefoil design. The hook is missing. There is an incised asymmetrical foliate or floriate design resembling a 'vine-scroll' …
Created on: Sunday 12th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-C46390
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy dress hook (c. 1500-c. 1650). Read Class E, Type 5 (trefoil). The hook element is largely missing. The main plate is an openwork trefoil hatched/rope-work knot design which is 'D'-shaped in cross-section. The integral attachment loop is sub-rectangular, flat on the reverse. A pellets on the attachment loop, possibly representing roses, form terminals to each end of the knot. A portion of the integral hook is trapezoidal in cross-section, flat on the reverse. The reverse is plain and pitted. This dress hook has a green patina with small areas …
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C2A249
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing of Richard Dore of Newport, Isle of Wight, dated 1654 on token (Champion n.d., 37, ref. 99). Obverse: [RICHARD DORE]; R D in field. Reverse: [OF NEWPORT]; 1654 in field. Diameter: 15.7mm. Weight: 1.21g. DA=12:6. Richard Dore was a member of the Corporation, but in 1662 he and other members of that body were dismissed for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy and Allegiance. (see: 'The Antiquary' Vol. XLVIII, 1912, where there is an article on the Ledger Book of Newport, Isle of Wight, 1567-1799 by architect and antiquar…
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-B5EF5D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver Commonwealth halfgroat (1649-1660), minted at London (North 1991: 206, ref: 2728). Obverse: Shield of St. George within wreath formed of a palm and laurel branch. Reverse: Conjoined shields of St. George and Ireland with II (mark of value) above. Diameter: 16.5mm. Weight: 0.80g. DA=12:12. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B591BB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver halfgroat of James I (1603-1625), minted at London. Initial marks: illegible, c. 1604-c. 1620 (North 1991: 146, refs: 2104/2105 or 148, ref: 2127). Obverse: [I D G ROSA SINE SPINA] (a rose without thorns); Rose with crown above. Reverse: [TVEATVR VNITA DEVS] (may God guard these united, i.e. kingdoms); Thistle with crown above. Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.89g. DA=12:3. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B53DB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: crescent/crescent, dated 1587 on coin (North 1991: 137, ref: 2015). Obverse: ELIZAB D G ANG FR ET HIB REGI; Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head. Reverse: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1587 above shield. Diameter: 25.9mm. Weight: 2.53g. DA=12:11. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-972A98
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702), minted at London with illegible date on coin, c. 1695-c. 1699. Obverse: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA.; Laureate and draped bust facing right. Reverse: [ ] MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.16; Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape. Diameter: 20.8mm. Weight: 2.78g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-96B753
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy and iron double-looped shoe or knee buckle (c. 1650-c. 1720). The buckle frame is sub-annular (oval), convex at the front and flat on the reverse. Both loops are of similar size and each is 'D'-shaped. The bar is obscured by iron corrosion. The iron pin is intact but is heavily corroded. Length: 26.3mm; width: 21.3mm; thickness of frame: 2.3mm. Weight: 4.07g. Compare with similar shaped buckles (Whitehead 2003: 48, refs: 278; 279). Whitehead, R.2003. Buckles 1250-1800. Greenlight Publishing, Witham.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8B407A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An almost complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing issued by Elizabeth Maynard, an apothecary of Newport, Isle of Wight, c. 1664 (Champion u. d. 51, ref. 113). Obverse: [ELIZ.MAY]NARD.NEW; E M in field. Reverse: [PORT ILE OF WITE]; E M in field. Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 0.63g. DA=12:12. Elizabeth Maynard, nee Clarke, was Anthony's widow and probably continued to trade as an apothecary, until her son, Anthony, completed his training and took over the business. Champion, A. F. Trade Tokens of the Isle of Wight. Privately Published.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-8A5E0C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). Disc 1: Plain. Disc 2: Raised design of a merchant's privy mark with legend around. [ ]H[ ]L (rosette) [ ]; Long cross crosslet combined with C over M, a star each side. Length: 25.8mm; width: 19.7mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 7.97g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2F5AF7
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy circular uniface coin weight for a half angel (c. 1604-c. 1619). The obverse depicts St. Michael spearing a dragon (spear to the right). St. Michael's legs are not clear. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Diameter: 12.2mm; thickness: 2.5mm. Weight: 2.19g. (33.8 grains). Due to wear and corrosion it falls below the standard weight of 35.5 grains (Withers and Withers 1995: 21 and 68). Withers, P. and Withers, B.R., (1995) Identifying coin weights found in Britain: Lions, Ships and Angels Llanfyllin : Galata Press.
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-EFD6A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: acorn/[acorn], dated 1573 on coin (North 1991, 134, ref: 1997). Obverse: ELIZABETH D.G.ANG.FR.ET.HI.REGINA; Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head. Reverse: [P]OSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV. (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1573 above shield. Diameter: 25.0mm. Weight: 2.72g. DA=12:11. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4AFE30
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An almost complete post-Medieval lead alloy one-piece button (c. 1550-c. 1700). The shank is broken before the loop. This solid button is circular, convex at the front and slightly convex at the back. The front has a raised flower head motif consisting of eight petals around a central pellet in a circle. The back has the stub of a shank. The button is grey overall and parts of the outer edge are missing. Diameter: 15.5mm; thickness: 6.6mm. Weight: 4.44g. A hollow two-piece button with a very similar design has beeen published and dated c. 17th century (Read 2005: 85, ref: 352). R…
Created on: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-06B34E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and worn post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I (1625-1649), minted at London. Group D. Initial marks: triangle/triangle (over anchor), 1636-1638 (North 1991: 162, ref: 2257). Obverse: CAROLVS.D.G.M.B.F.ET.H.REX; Crowned bust facing left with II (mark of value) behind the head. Reverse: .IVSTITIA.THRONVM.FIRMAT. (Justice strengthens the throne); Oval garnished shield. Diameter: 17.0mm. Weight: 0.89g. DA=12:5. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-FB0AA6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete, worn, double struck and possibly clipped post-Medieval silver penny of Charles I (1625-1649). Initial marks: illegible. Inner circle on both sides, possibly Group D, possibly North 2271 (North 1991: 163, ref: 2271). Obverse: CAROLVS D G [ ]; Crowned bust left with I (mark of value) behind head. Reverse: [ ]IA.THROAT ('Justice strengthens the throne'); Oval garnished shield. Diameter: 13.4mm. Weight: 0.46g. The reverse is double struck. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-C8A366
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and corroded post-Medieval copper-alloy and gilded spoon (c. 1700-c. 1850). The bowl and stem are incomplete. The bowl is drop-shaped and the stem is bent forwards so that the break on the stem makes contact with the inside of the bowl. The stem is rectangular in cross-section with rounded corners and narrows in width from the bowl towards the break. At the break the stem has a width of 2.6mm and a thickness of 1.1mm. This spoon is reddish brown and has patches of gilding on the front and reverse. The breaks are old and ragged. Length: 34.0mm; length if straightened: …
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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