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Record ID: IOW-B19962
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval or Modern copper-alloy nail (c. 1700-c. 1950). The corners and edges are sharp. The head, 6.8mm x 6.5mm, is 'pyramidal' and the tapering shank is square in cross-section. It tapers throughout its length to a sharp point. Length: 35.0mm; maximum width of shank: 2.9mm; maximum thickness of shank: 2.9mm. Weight: 1.75g. This type of nail has been used in boat building.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-ABB696
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing of George I (1714-1727), minted at London. Date in exergue unclear, [17]2[ ] so minted between 1720 and 1724. Spink: 3662. Obverse: [GEORGIVS-REX]; Bust right. Reverse: BRITAN-NIA; Britannia seated left. Diameter: 22.0mm. Weight: 3.45g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-9CC749
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). Second issue (1561-1582), initial marks: bell/bell, dated 1582 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: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1582 above shield. Diameter: 24.9mm. Weight: 2.73g. DA=12:12. North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2E6A45
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy bridle boss (1700-1900). This boss is circular in plan with a flat rim, partially domed/umbonate in form at the front and rises to a rounded apex. The rear of the umbonate part is hollow. There is a pair of circumferential grooves half way up the dome and also close to periphery of the rim. Three unequally spaced dome-headed copper-alloy rivets penetrate the rim. The rivet heads have a diameter of c. 7.5mm. The boss is probably one of a pair and each would be situated on the bridle either side of the horse's head. This boss has a matt green p…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 10th November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2D79A4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1750). Discs 1 and 2 of a two or four-part seal. Disc 1: plain or illegible, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet. Disc 2: plain or illegible. The rivet has been stamped with letters: 'Y O'. The object is greyish buff overall. There is no indication of a joining strip. Length: 25.7mm; width: 25.3mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 11.23g.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-C21817
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but misshapen post-Medieval silver halfpenny of Charles I (1625-1649). North 1991: 163, ref: 2274. Obverse: No legend; Rose. Reverse: No legend; Rose. Diameter: 9.0mm. Weight: 0.21g. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C1DC62
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and almost complete post-Medieval silver three-halfpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: coronet/coronet, dated 1567 on coin (North 1991: 135, ref: 2000). Obverse: E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with a rose behind the head. Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1567 above shield. Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 0.71g. DA=12:4. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B22794
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token halfpenny of Stephen Barton, Newport, Isle of Wight. Dated 1664 on token. Williamson 1889: Hampshire (265, ref: 98). Obverse: STEPHEN BARTON OF NEWPORT, B//S E in field. Reverse: IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1664, HIS/HALFE/PENY in field. Diameter: 17.5mm. Weight: 1.10g. DA=12:9 Stephen Barton married Elizabeth Burt of Winton, at Winton, on 1st June 1639. He had premises in Newport High Street and was a member of Newport Corporation from 1647 until 1654, when he was dismissed from being a Chief Burgess of the Borough, by the Corporation,…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-B1ECDD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing issued by Christopher Bell of Southampton. Probably dating between 1661 and 1668 (Wetton 1964: 27). Williamson 1889: Hampshire (270, ref: 187). Obverse: CHRISTOPHER·BELL; Arms, a chevron between three birds. Reverse: IN·SOVTHAMPTON; C.B Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 0.75. DA=12:12. Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B14B10
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped and worn post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: [crescent]/crescent, 1587-1589/90 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2016). Obverse: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA (a rose without thorns), Crowned bust left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head. Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON, Square shield on long cross fourchée. Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.94g. DA=12:9. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-AD4E3D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn post-Medieval silver halfpenny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: key/[ ], 1595-1598 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2018; Withers and Withers 2004: 43, ref: m). Obverse: -; Portcullis with key above. Reverse: -; Long cross moline with three pellets in each quadrant. Length: 9.0mm; width: 8.9mm. Weight: 0.15g. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London. Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2004. Small Silver Henry VIII-Commonwealth. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Limited.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-9B9295
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, worn and illegible post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing (c. 1660-c. 1680). Obverse: Illegible. Reverse: Illegible. Diameter: 15.5mm. Weight: 0.80g.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-6E646F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A fragment of a post-Medieval silver penny of Charles I (1625-1649), Initial mark: possibly one pellet (on reverse), Group D or E. No inner circle on obverse or reverse (North 1991:163, refs: 2270-2272). Obverse: [CAROLVS D G] M B F ET H [REX]; [Crowned bust left with I (mark of value) behind head]. Reverse: IVS[TITIA THRONVM FIRMAT] ('Justice strengthens the throne'); Oval garnished shield. Length: 12.5mm; width: 3.9mm. Weight: 0.17g. DA=12:5. North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Saturday 3rd November 2018
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Record ID: IOW-6DE5DC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete, pierced and possibly clipped post-Medieval silver eighth thistle merk of James VI of Scotland, (1567-1625), dated 1602 on coin. Obverse: [IACOBV]S.6.D.G.SCOTORVM; Crowned shield. Reverse: [REGEM IOVA] PROTEGIT; Crowned Thistle. Length: 16.0mm; width: 15.2mm. Weight: 0.58g. The coin is pierced with a circular hole, 2.7mm in diameter, at 1 o' clock on the obverse. Spink 'Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands' (pp. 74, no. 5500). Mr Carl Savage has kindly identified this coin.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-622601
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 London and dated 1696 on coin. Obverse: GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA; Laureate and draped bust facing right. Reverse: 96 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: 25.0mm. Weight: 5.81g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Sunday 28th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-60B32E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A worn and pierced post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I (1625-1649). Struck at the Tower mint under the King. Group D. Initial marks: [harp]/harp, 1632-1633 (North 1991: 162, ref: 2255). Obverse: CAROLVS [D G MB F ET] H: [REX]; Crowned bust facing left with II (mark of value) behind the head. Reverse: I[VSTI]TIA.TH[RONVM FIR]MAT. (Justice strengthens the throne); Oval garnished shield, C R at sides. Diameter: 17.5mm. Weight: 0.79g. DA=12:10. North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Sunday 28th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F6F387
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy and glass 'fob' seal matrix (c. 1700-c. 1800). The handle has a broadly semi-globular openwork arch made up of moulded scrolls with a suspension loop above, which is attached to a moulded collar surrounding the die. The collar is decorated with a raised abstract foliate design. The off-white translucent glass die is oval in plan and has been cut with alternating facets on the bevelled rim. The glass has also been cut overall with multiple facets on its rear face. The face of the die is flat and has not been inscribed to make an impression. Consequ…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F1D98A
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy mount (c. 1600-c. 1700). This mount is oval in plan and convex at the front which is plain. The rear face has two integral spikes, 'D'-shaped in cross-section. The spikes hold a fragment of leather in place. The mount is reddish brown with flecks of a dark green patina. Length: 21.0mm; width: 16.6mm; thickness: 6.4mm. Weight: 4.08g.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F0805B
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and misshapen post-Medieval copper-alloy Jews harp (c. 1500-c. 1800). The iron prong that was plucked to produce a note is missing. In plan, it has a circular head and tapering arms both of which are characteristically lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The outer diameter of the head is 23.0mm. At the apex, on the front face, there is a rabbet to accommodate an iron prong. The surfaces are drab reddish brown. Length: 52.0mm; width: 23.0mm; thickness: 6.6mm. Weight: 11.55g. Geoff Egan, formerly of The Museum of London has commented on Medieval Jews harps: 'The Jews har…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E36506
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy double-looped buckle (c. 1550-c. 1650). The pin is missing. The front is convex and the rear is flat. Each loop is sub-rectangular in plan and similar in size. Each outer edge is bulbous in plan and flanked each side by a pair of transverse ridges. The central bar is triangular in cross-section and has a small knop at each end. This buckle frame has a green patina and small patches of iron staining. Length: 36.7mm; width: 35.0mm; thickness: 3.2mm. Weight: 7.80g.
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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