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Record ID: IOW-2D79A4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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-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-E102A1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A fragment of post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1800). This single disc has a raised design consisting of a lion passant with 'I' behind, all within a beaded circle. The rear face is plain. There is no indication of a joining strip. Diameter: 11.0mm; thickness: 1.3mm. Weight: 0.67g. Such seals were used to mark the duty due to be paid on bolts of cloth. Heraldic devices such as this are common on Post-Restoration royal seals. Consequently, the seal was probably issued between the reigns of Charles II (1660-1685) and George I (1714-1727) when the alnage system was aboli…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). The edges are worn and abraded but the connecting strip is intact. The outer face of disc 1 has the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. The rivet has raised capital letters within a beaded circle: [ ]A/[ ]O·/REN The complete legend could be: A/·30·/REN Disc 2 is illegible. This cloth seal is buff overall. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.8mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-9707AD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). An incomplete disc and the central rivet integral to that disc survive. The edges of the disc are worn and the connecting strip is missing. The outer face of the disc is stamped with the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. On the rivet is stamped G / 20 in a pellet border. A similar seal is illustrated by Egan (1994: 110, fig. 43, ref: 321) who suggests the arms would have been…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-46CE52
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (1500-1650). The cloth seal has been pierced with a circular hole, c. 1.7mm in diameter, at about 10 o' clock on the obverse. One disc and the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar, crescent above. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is buff overall. Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 3.6mm. Weight: 5.95g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 1…
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-30A6FB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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-F6…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: IOW-78E61C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg lead alloy two-disc cloth seal (1500-1650). One disc and part of the joining strip are missing. Disc 1. Raised ornate capital 'A' with a chevron bar. Disc 2. Missing, but partial raised pinecone design on rivet end. The seal is greyish buff overall. Length: 23.6mm; width: 18.6mm; thickness: 3.5mm. Weight: 5.37g. A very similar seal recorded in 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items at the British Museum' by Geoff Egan, (Egan 1994: 106, fig. 41, refs: 308-310) has been attributed to Augsburg in Germany. The 'A' and pinecone design ind…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B2B625
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1750). This object is possibly a two-part cloth seal. One face is plain and the other face, possibly the rivet, has what may be a raised stylised privy mark. The object has a grey patina. Length: 17.0mm; width: 14.8mm; thickness: 2.1mm. Weight: 2.64g.
Created on: Sunday 16th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4F05C9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy Dorset alnage cloth seal, probably issued during the reign of James I (1603-1625). This cloth seal is a four part type: Blank // [DO]RSE[T]// crowned thistle I R to sides // D in beaded inner border, [SEA]RCH[ED] around. The cloth seal has a buff patina. Length: 27.0mm; width: 12.4mm; thickness: 3.8mm. Weight: 4.89g. Compare with: IOW-550FC9 and SUR-71F3A4.
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 6th July 2017
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Record ID: IOW-53ECCD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth-seal (c. 1650-c. 1800). Disc 1 bears a raised design: a privy mark with H D at the sides, all within a beaded circle. Disc 2 is plain and has a perforation at the centre for the rivet head. This cloth-seal is grey and in good condition apart for the joining strip which is broken. Length: 27.4mm; width: 22.0mm; thickness: 3.3mm. Weight: 8.31g.
Created on: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 6th October 2016
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Record ID: IOW-2951E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal of two discs possibly from Augsburg (c. 1500-c. 1650). The two discs must be riveted together. Side 1: Raised feature within a beaded circle, possibly a stylised pinecone. Side 2: Plain. Length: 15.5mm; width: 14.0mm; thickness: 2.9mm. Weight: 2.66g.
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2AF187
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and misshapen post-Medieval lead alloy inner disc from a four-disc cloth seal (c. 1625-c. 1725). Originally the disc would have been circular and there is a slight indication of a joining tab at the base. Although not complete, the front depicts a cast relief design of a winged female (an angel) with arms extended. In the left hand the angel holds a sceptre-like item (from parallels, probably a palm branch) and the right an orb-like item, probably an hour-glass. The angel is naturalistically depicted, but the costume seems archaic, resembling Tudor dress; with a fa…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Sunday 11th September 2016
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Record ID: IOW-1B22EB
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal probably from Colchester and dating from the reign of James I, 1603 - 1625. This is two discs connected by a joining strip, probably from a four disc seal. Side 1: Worn and illegible Side 2: [ ]A[ ]; Rivet protruding through. Crowned thistle with I R at sides Length: 16.9mm; width: 16.4mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 3.35g. Compare with: SWYOR-3A1182.
Created on: Monday 15th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: IOW-C15879
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal probably from Norfolk (c. 1500-c. 1600). Side 1: Two turreted castle Side 2: Uncertain These discs could be inner the discs from a four-part seal as a rivet stub cannot be seen. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.5mm; thickness: 4.7mm. Weight: 6.57g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-550FC9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy four-part cloth seal (c. 1665). Two discs are missing. The surviving two discs are joined by a rectangular connecting strip. One disc has a raised design, a merchant's mark: PW ligated with the legend 'DORSET' surrounding. A six-pointed star at either side of P. The other disc has a raised design, two lions passant guardant left, one above the other with 65 below. This cloth seal has a dark buff patina. Length: 18.0mm; width: 14.1mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 3.10g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-A34685
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 two-disc cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1650). The seal is formed by two circular discs, one with a hole in the centre and the other with a stud protruding. These discs are joined by an integral connecting strip which is folded in half so the discs over-lay each other, and the stud protrudes through the hole. The seal is then stamped on the discs creating a design on both faces. One design is a stylised pine cone, heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg, with leaves protruding at the base and a six-pointed star at either side. This surface has a beaded…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9DA131
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but damaged post-Medieval lead alloy two part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). This seal is formed by two discs joined by a rectangular tab. One disc had an integral projecting rivet on the inner side, the other a hole through the centre. (The rivet went through the cloth, through the other seal and was stamped flat to hold the seal to the cloth). The front disc has raised capital letters: SS/BAH. The other disc is plain. The seal is grey with traces of a buff patina. Length: 21.4mm; width: 17.2mm; thickness: 4.8mm. Weight: 4.82g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-1F7A31
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (not further defined). The two part seal has a rectangular joining tab. Disc 1: Worn and illegible. Disc 2: Rivet at centre with unclear decoration within a beaded circle. This cloth seal is grey and buff. Length: 33.6mm; width: 23.9mm; thickness: 3.5mm. Weight: 9.79g. (the weight includes some soil within.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-6252A5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete two-part post-Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1750). The two parts are joined together by a rectangular strip. Side 1: Anchor within a beaded circle Side 2: Illegible This cloth seal has a dark buff patina. Length: 18.7mm; width: 14.0mm; thickness: 2.5mm. Weight: 2.52g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 26th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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