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Record ID: IOW-0A1887
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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.
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: IOW-9A99CC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: 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.
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
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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-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
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Record ID: IOW-30A6FB
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-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
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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
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Record ID: IOW-B2B625
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. 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
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Record ID: IOW-4F05C9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Record ID: IOW-1F7A31
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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
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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
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Record ID: IOW-C30131
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal (from 1703). This is a two-part seal and the parts are connected by a rectangular strip. Disc 1: [NO/RWI/CH] Disc 2: [ ]BW / MHHL / CWT Disc 2 is a jumble of surname initials* of the annually elected wardens of the Norwich Worsted Company, as recorded for the year 1704 (cf. Saunders, P (ed.) 2001, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum Medieval Catalogue 3, pp.53-4, 79, fig. 20, no. 27 - from 1703). This is a precise date for the seal as textiles did not hang around long on the market. *BW/MHHL/DCWT/CS for the full twelve; John Bl…
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th February 2016
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Record ID: IOW-6C2988
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A possibly complete post-Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal. (c. 1500-c. 1625). This is probably a two-part seal. The front face has a stamped crowned portcullis with an illegible inscription around. There is possibly a numeral or letter under the portcullis. Part of the inscription is missing due to a break. The other face is flat with an integral cruciform head. An irregular shaped tab joins the two discs. This seal has a buff patina. Length: 28.0mm; width: 18.9mm; thickness: 7.4mm. Weight: 13.29g. The portcullis was "the main design for alnage seals in the late Tudor period…
Created on: Monday 14th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
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Record ID: IOW-695AE6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A single lead disc from a cloth seal of probable post-Medieval date. One side has a raised design consisting of a letter W with a flourish or tendril/foliage at either side and smaller letters below: [ ]ARN[ ]. All letters are capitals and the letters below are smaller. The rear face is plain with a rivet stub. The seal is buff. Length: 18.4mm; width: 15.6mm; thickness: 2.4mm. Weight: 3.14g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
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Record ID: IOW-0B224E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A post-Medieval lead cloth seal of early 18th-century date (1702-1714). The object consists of two sub-circular discs (there may originally have been four) joined by a folded connecting strip from the series featuring a monarch's head. One disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne (1702-1714) with the legend MAG BRI ET DEI (possibly). The other disc bears a crowned thistle, with "J" in the left field and "1/2" (the subsidy rate in pence) in the right field. The images on both sides are contained within a circle of closely-spaced dashes. Length: 16.5mm; width: 15.1…
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th March 2015
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Record ID: IOW-340468
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-Medieval lead cloth seal of early 18th-century date (1702-1714). The surviving disc with joining strips/tabs was probably part of a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. As Egan (1994, 60) states, the relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well-engraved dies. The disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne (1702-1714) with the legend ANNA RE[ ]. The bust is surrounded by a border of short raised transverse lines. The rear face is plain. Length: 20.7mm; width: 14.9mm; thickness: 1…
Created on: Sunday 1st March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th March 2015
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Record ID: IOW-6E83FE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval two disc lead-alloy cloth seal (c. 1550-c. 1700). The seal is formed of two discs linked 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 back disc (with rivet) is plain. The projecting end of the rivet has raised a merchant's/privy mark. The merchant's mark has a vertical central line ending in '4' with a ligated 'J' lying sideways below which the vertical line is forked to…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th February 2015
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Record ID: IOW-E34570
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and damaged post-Medieval lead possible cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1800). Two disc fragments joined with a strip. Disc 1, side 1: raised heart with letters [ ]NTE[ ] around; side 2: windmill with pellets to one side Disc 2: letters [ ] [?]V[ ] The object has a smooth buff patina. Length: 31.1mm; width: 14.8mm; thickness: 2.6mm. Weight: 3.61g.
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th February 2015
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Record ID: IOW-DEE81C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead cloth seal from the city of Augsburg, Germany (c. 1500-c. 1625). A two part seal: Disc 1: A pine cone, the heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg. A trefoil is situated at each side of the pine cone. Disc 2: Largely missing. The stub of the rivet has an ornate initial letter A representing the place name. The joining strip is incomplete. The seal is grey and has traces of a buff patina. Length: 23.4mm; width: 19.1mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 5.34g. Seals from the fustians (mixed linen-warp and cotton weft fabrics) of A…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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Record ID: IOW-497722
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval four part Charles II or James II alnage cloth seal (c. 1662-c. 1700). This single disc is moulded at the front, flat and plain at the rear. The front depicts a bare-headed bust right, possibly of Charles II with the inscription: MAG BRI REX It is slightly damaged and has a buff patina. Diameter: 14.1mm; thickness: 0.8mm. Weight: 1.17g. Similar examples are illustrated in Egan, G, 1994, British Occasional Paper 93, 'Lead Cloth Seal and Related Items in the British Museum', pages 62-3 & 178, fig 27, ref no 134. Cloth seals were in use between the …
Created on: Sunday 7th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th December 2014
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Record ID: IOW-0CA0E0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and slightly misshapen post-Medieval cast lead two-part cloth seal (c. 1650-c. 1800). Disc 1: stamped 754. Disc 2: [ ]T[ ] with faint traces of lettering or numerals The joining strip is complete. Height: 34.6mm; width: 25.3mm; thickness: 4.7mm. Weight: 14.05g.
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th September 2015
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Record ID: IOW-0AB981
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval cast dyer's lead cloth seal (c. 1575-c. 1700). The face has a raised design consisting of two parallel pointed oval motifs with a central line passing through them (a madderbag). A portion of an unclear design can be seen on the rear face. This seal has a buff patina and the edges are abraded. Length: 14.2mm; width: 11.4mm; thickness: 3.2mm. Weight: 2.75g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th May 2016
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Record ID: IOW-FAFE27
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead four part Charles II or James II alnage cloth seal (1662-c. 1701). Disc 2 and disc 3 survive and are joined by an integral connecting strip. Disc 2: [OF ENG/]LAND; Charles II type bust facing right Disc 3: Fleur-de-lis with 2 to left and illegible to right The seal is in poor condition and the majority of the surfaces have a buff patina. Length: 19.7mm; width: 13.6mm; thickness: 3.7mm. Weight: 3.27g. Cloth seals with similar busts have been published in Egan 1994: British Occasional Paper 93, 'Lead Cloth Seal and Rela…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
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Record ID: IOW-9C5AA7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval two part cast lead cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1800) The front disc and part of the projection survives but the back disc and tab that linked the disks are missing to old breaks. The front disc has a raised 'H' which is possibly part of a madder bag indicating that it may be a London Dyers Company seal. 22 scratched above. On the reverse of this disc is a central projection which was pressed through the other disc and stamped flat. There are two visible letters on this part, possibly O V. The reverse side of the front disc has a cloth impression which a…
Created on: Monday 31st March 2014
Last updated: Monday 31st March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-CC7764
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval two part cast lead cloth seal from Valenciennes in France (c. 1500-c. 1800). The front disc and part of the projection survives but the back disc and tab that linked the disks are missing to old breaks. The front disc has a raised design of a swan standing left with the inscription (star) L (star) VALLENCIENS. On the reverse of this disc is a central projection which was pressed through the other disc and stamped flat. The reverse side of the front disc has a cloth impression. The seal has been crudely pierced through from the front to the back. Th…
Created on: Friday 21st March 2014
Last updated: Sunday 23rd March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-773424
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal with privy mark (1550-1700). A two disc seal with a joining strip. Disc 1 (incomplete): Raised letters P R at side of central staff Disc 2: Raised radiating lines emanating from letter N Height: 19.84mm; width: 17.96mm. Weight: 3.38g.
Created on: Monday 17th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7674A7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg cast lead cloth seal (1500-1650). A two disc seal. This seal is of the type used on bales of fustian originating from the Bavarian city of Augsburg. Disc 1. Capital A with a chevron bar and an annulet at each side and one below. Disc 2. Missing. The seal has a buff patina overall. Diameter: 17.95mm; thickness: 4.22mm. Weight: 3.97g. 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. They ar…
Created on: Monday 17th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-981498
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval Augsburg cast lead cloth seal (1500-1650). This two-part seal is of the type used on bales of fustian originating from the Bavarian city of Augsburg. Disc 1. Capital A with a chevron bar and an annulet at each side and one below, all within a circle. Disc 2 (incomplete) bears unclear traces of a pinecone design. The seal has a buff patina overall. Diameter: 19.02mm; thickness: 3.84mm. Weight: 5.86g. 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-…
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-81A147
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and damaged Modern two-part lead cloth seal of the War Department relating to the Army Clothing Factory at Pimlico, London (c. 1857-c. 1932). This cloth seal has two discs connected by a joining strip at the edge (now broken) and held together by a rivet at the centre. Disc 1: Incuse scratch marks, probably 441/4 Disc 2 Two stamped concentric circles: W (broad arrow) [D] at centre; PIM[LICO] within circles Coarse brown fibres are present between the discs. Both discs are fractured and both have a greyish brown matt patina. Height: 38.97mm; width: 34.22mm; thickness: …
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2013
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Record ID: IOW-814B04
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and damaged Modern two-part lead cloth seal of the War Department relating to the Army Clothing Factory at Pimlico, London (c. 1857-c. 1932). This cloth seal has two discs connected by a joining strip at the edge and held together by a rivet at the centre. Disc 1: 44 1/4 (formed of incuse scratch marks) Disc 2 Two stamped concentric circles: [W] (broad arrow) D at centre; [PIM]LICO within circles Coarse brown fibres are present between the discs. The seal has an even matt grey patina. Height: 39.52mm; width: 34.10mm; thickness: 5.62mm. Weight: 22.21g. See: http:…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st August 2014
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Record ID: IOW-55D610
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1700). One face is uneven and has incuse (scratched) symbols resembling: 7 1 ◊ (lozenge)/Z ◊ (lozenge) The other face has a raised design: Cross potent with a lozenge which possibly forms part of a letter A This seal is bluish grey and has ragged edges. Length: 32.85mm; width: 29.79mm; thickness: 3.29mm. Weight: 10.98g.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 24th April 2013
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Record ID: IOW-554CA7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and illegible Medieval to post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1350-c. 1700). One face is slightly convex and the other face has a rivet at the centre. It has a rectangular connecting strip. The colour is matt grey overall. Height: 28.43mm; width: 21.29mm; thickness: 4.12mm. Weight: 9.09g.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
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Record ID: IOW-CF50E5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1450-c. 1550). The design on both faces is raised. One face has a crowned royal arms and the other face has a triple stranded cross with a mullet and 'annulet' in one quadrant. Length: 18.50mm; width: 12.64mm; thickness: 3.44g. Weight: 3.94g. The seal has a buff patina overall. No analogy found. However, compare with Egan 1994: 56, ref: 110. Egan: 2001, in Saunders (ed), 'Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue Part 3', 50, fig. 19, ref: 8; 56-60, figs. 21, 22, refs: 43, 44, 63, 64, 72 and 77.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2013
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Record ID: IOW-2BC624
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval cast lead disc, probably from a four-part seal (c. 1700-c. 1750). This disc has part of a connecting strip. One side has a unicorn rampant left with 3 to left. The reverse possibly has a head/bust facing left which may be that of Queen Anne or George I. It has a buff patina. Height: 17.31mm; width: 16.87mm; thickness: 0.82mm. Weight: 1.69g. Similar cloth seals have been published (Egan in Saunders 2001: 62, ref: fig. 23. ref: 102; Egan 1994: 69, fig. 28, ref: 164).
Created on: Friday 25th January 2013
Last updated: Friday 25th January 2013
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Record ID: IOW-6DDF96
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One disc of a post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1650-c. 1750). One side has raised ligated letters: SB and the opposite side is plain and uneven. The sides are abraded. It has a buff patina. Diameter: 11.70mm; thickness: 2.79mm. Weight: 2.14g. A cloth seal with ligated letters: SB has been recorded from Ashby Cum Fenby Parish, North East Lincolnshire. See Portable Antiquities Scheme find: NLM-964147.
Created on: Friday 4th January 2013
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2013
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Record ID: IOW-C83BE1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead four part Charles II or James II alnage cloth seal (1662-c. 1701). Disc 2 and disc 3 survive and are joined by a misshapen integral connecting strip. Disc 2: OF ENG/LAND; Charles II type bust facing left Disc 3: Fleur-de-lis with 1 to left and ½ to right The seal is in poor condition and the majority of the surfaces have a buff patina. Height: 19.62mm; width: 14.31mm; thickness: 4.32mm. Weight: 2.79g. Cloth seals with similar busts have been published in Egan 1995: British Occasional Paper 93, 'Lead Cloth Seal and Related Items in the Briti…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-443C53
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy object, possibly part of a cloth seal. The front has a raised cross pommée and the rear face has an integral 'butterfly clip'. There is a buff patina overall. Height: 18.81mm; width: 13.04mm; thickness: 6.19mm. Weight: 3.89g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2012
Last updated: Saturday 8th August 2015
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Record ID: IOW-F34057
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal from the city of Augsburg, Germany (c. AD 1500-c. 1625). A two part seal: Disc 1: A pine cone, the heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg. A trefoil is situated at each side of the pine cone. Disc 2: Largely missing. The stub of the rivet has an ornate initial letter A representing the place name. The joining strip is missing. The seal has a buff patina. Diameter: 17.54mm, thickness: 3.40mm. Weight: 3.16g. Seals from the fustians (mixed linen-warp and cotton weft fabrics) of Augsburg, known to contemporaries in this country as "…
Created on: Saturday 30th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Record ID: IOW-D6E174
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly misshapen post-Medieval cast lead-alloy cloth seal from the Low Countries (16th to 17th century AD). The seal probably originated in Turnhout (modern Belgium). This upper disc is sub-circular and the upper surface depicts a figure of St Peter standing facing right holding a large key in the left hand. The key in the right hand and part of the legend are missing due to being 'off-flan'. Partial inscription: S[ ]NT/[ ]. The inner face has a central rivet stub which is surrounded by an imprint of textile. This disc has a buff patina overall. Height: 24.54mm; width: 25.05…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2012
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Record ID: IOW-9AA716
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal with the remains of cloth. A two-part seal: Disc 1: [ ]ARSE/ERGEI (or T) within a beaded circle. Disc 2: 37 (scratched). The joining strip is intact and disc 2 is much larger than disc 1. Between the discs and joining strip a fibrous brown material, the remains of cloth, can be seen. This seal is grey and is partially covered with a buff patina. Height: 42.08m. width: 32.50mm; thickness: 5.68mm. Weight: 18.28g.
Created on: Saturday 14th April 2012
Last updated: Sunday 15th April 2012
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Record ID: IOW-286595
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal from the city of Augsburg, Germany (c. 1500-c. 1650 AD). A two part seal: Disc 1: A pine-cone, the heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg, Germany, stars in field. Disc 2: Largely missing. The stub of the rivet has an ornate initial letter A of the placename. The joining strip is missing. Seals from the fustians (mixed linen-warp and cotton weft fabrics) of Augsburg, known to contemporaries in this country as "Ousbrow or Augusta fustians", are among the most common and widespread of all recorded imports in England. For analogies s…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: IOW-3DC1A7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and damaged post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1650 AD). Disc 1: raised design is illegible Disc 2: letter A. The sub-rectangular joining strip is intact. Height: 21.92mm; width: 18.62mm; thickness: 3.64mm. Weight:: 5.27g.
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2012
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Record ID: IOW-DF8CC3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal. Possibly a four-part seal. One disc has a lion passant reguardant, 1/2 above, 88 below. The other disc has an unclear bust with the inscription: OFENG/LAND 19.77 x 13.71 x 2.17mm. Weight: 2.39g. Compare with Egan 1994: 63, ref: 136.
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: IOW-E97432
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal. Probably 17th century. This is the centre of two discs riveted together. Side 1: Privy mark incorporating the letter 'S' with partial ligated letters. Side 2: Vague linear mark 11.4 x 8.9 x 3.3mm. Weight: 1.60g. Compare with a cloth seal in the Caldecott Collection (Egan 1995: 79, ref: 207).
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2012
Last updated: Thursday 12th January 2012
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Record ID: IOW-386343
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn post-Medieval lead cloth seal of probable 17th century date. A two-part seal. Disc 1: '12' Disc 2: 'T' with pellets and symbol This seal has a buff patina and the connecting strip is missing.This seal has a buff patina and the connecting strip is missing. There seems to be a textile impression on the front of disc 1. 21.6 x 19.9 x 3.8mm. Weight: 6.67g.
Created on: Monday 28th November 2011
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2011
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Record ID: IOW-D93C62
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead two-part cloth seal of possible post-Medieval date (c. 1500-c. 1650 AD). Disc 2 is missing. Disc 1 has a raised design consisting of a crenelated building with an arched doorway and portcullis. Within the doorway there is a letter: 'C or G'. Chevrons above and below the door. The rear face has a cloth impression and a central integral rivet. The joining strip is missing. This disc has a pale buff patina. Diameter: 17.1mm; thickness: 2.3mm. Weight: 2.29g.
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 6th October 2011
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Record ID: IOW-5E9203
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval two-part cast lead cloth seal. The two discs are joined together by a rectangular joining strip (5.0 x 4.6mm). Both discs have a raised design. Disc 1: Mostly illegible, part of the design survives. Disc 2: Within a circular beaded border, a tower of two storeys. The lower storey has an arched doorway and the upper storey has an arched window. The tower is flanked on either side by an open crown. The seal is corroded and mainly grey with traces of a buff patina. This cloth seal appears to have two small rivets rather than one! Height: 21.3mm; width: 16.…
Created on: Friday 30th September 2011
Last updated: Sunday 2nd October 2011
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Record ID: IOW-C2A4F6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1550-c. 1650 AD) Two discs of this four-part seal are held together by a rivet at the back of disc 1. Disc 1: [ ]COMI[ ]DORSITIER[ ]; A crown above a feature. The feature is now illegible due to wear or damage. E R at sides of crown. Disc 4: Plain. This cloth seal has an even buff patina with some areas of corrosion. The inner discs are missing. Parts to of the two joining strips survive. 21.7 x 18.0 x 6.6mm. Weight: 7.52g.
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2011
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2011
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Record ID: IOW-D46201
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast-lead cloth or dyer's seal (c. 1500-c. 1700). A two part seal. Disc 1 (incomplete): Raised design consisting of two horizontal lines, '145' within. Lines below, perhaps representing letters! Disc 2 (incomplete): worn and plain This seal is in poor condition and has a pale buff patina. The breaks are old.
Created on: Saturday 6th August 2011
Last updated: Saturday 6th August 2011
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Record ID: IOW-74A583
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead cloth seal (c. 1500-c. 1700). Side 1: worn and plain with random scratch marks. Side 2: Portcullis, probably crowned. 19.1 x 16.4 x 3.7mm. Weight: 3.33g. This seal has old abraded breaks and an even buff patina.
Created on: Friday 8th July 2011
Last updated: Saturday 9th July 2011
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Record ID: IOW-A36F82
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead or lead-alloy cloth seal of probable 16th or 17th century date. The seal is of two parts. Disc 1: Scratched numeral, 24. Probably related to the weight or length of cloth. Disc 2: Raised design within a circular beaded border. Possibly ligated letters. The rectangular connecting strip measures 8.1 x 4.6 x 2.7mm. Both discs have traces of a buff patina. Disc 2 has a small break at the edge. 27.1 x 20.5 x 4.4mm. Weight: 7.01g. The weight may include soil between the discs.
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2011
Last updated: Saturday 14th May 2011
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Record ID: IOW-C94DC2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead or lead-alloy cloth seal. This is probably a two part seal. No evidence for a connecting strip. Disc 1: Blank; smooth with dents. Disc 2: (castle initial mark) [ ]COMI??[ ]TV.[ ]T.; Crowned portcullis, E R beside crown; C D beside portcullis. The seal is probably Elizabethan. It has a corroded buff patina with a matt black area over the portcullis. Maximum diameter: 24.1mm; thickness: 2.3mm. Weight: 8.62g.
Created on: Monday 18th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-CC3FC8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Created on: Friday 25th March 2011
Last updated: Sunday 27th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-A74261
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and misshapen cast lead cloth seal of probable post-Medieval date. The two-part seal is worn and illegible. 25.0 x 18.4 x 6.9mm. Weight: 6.21g. This seal has an off-white patina overall.
Created on: Tuesday 15th February 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D91340
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead-alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). This dyers seal has raised design on both faces: L C/R T with pellets, some forming rosettes // madderbag with letters (possibly). This seal has a buff patina and the joining strip is incomplete.For information on dyers' seals, see Egan 1994: 92.
Created on: Wednesday 12th January 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7171D5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and damaged post-Medieval cast lead-alloy cloth seal. Probably 17th century. A two disc seal with a joining strip. Disc 1: - no device visible. Disc 2 raised design, possibly a facing bust. This seal has a buff patina. It is generally worn and in poor condition. 22.9 x 21.9 x 5.4nmm.Weight: 9.19g.
Created on: Friday 7th January 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-0A6AD3
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 (c. 1500-c. 1700). A two disc seal with a joining strip. Disc 1: - no device visible. Disc 2 raised letter A on rivet , part of disc 1. This seal is generally very worn and in poor condition. 25.4 x 20.3 x 6.2mm. Weight: 8.37g.
Created on: Sunday 2nd January 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-0A1D85
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-Medieval cast lead alloy cloth seal, c. 1580-c. 1668 This fragment is part of a disc forming a rivet head and depicts an incomplete shield bearing the arms of the House of Austria, 1580-1668. 24.9 x 18.9 x 3.8mm. Weight: 4.47g. Compare with a seal cloth that has the same arms: DENO-C3DC84
Created on: Thursday 21st October 2010
Last updated: Friday 13th 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-468BB3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval cast lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1500-c.1700). This two-part cloth seal has a rectangular connection strip, 3.8 x 3.1mm. Disc 1: has integral rivet and the face has a raised design consisting of a pair of shears, a pair of tongs and a pair of gloves within a beaded circle forming a border. Disc 2: has a raised design consisting of a privy mark, WH within a beaded circle forming a border. Both faces have traces of a buff patina. Height: 18.7mm; diameter: 15.1mm; thickness: 3.64mm. Weight: 3.64g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4A5FC1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead alloy disc belonging to a cloth seal of probable 16th century date. The front of the disc has a raised design consisting of a crowned letter Lombardic N or H within a beaded circle. At the reverse there is a rivet. Both faces have traces of a buff patina. At the rear there is a cloth impression Diameter: 14.7mm; thickness: 2.3mm. Weight: 1.31g.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-AC7DD2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval cast lead four-part cloth seal with a joining strip. Disc 2: Bust of George I right. Disc 3: Lion couchant guardant left, I [1/2] (alnage fee) behind head. The seal mainly has a buff patina although some of this has been lost due to recent superficial damage. 17.9 x 13.5 x 3.4mm. Weight: 2.87g. Part of a similar cloth seal has been recorded and illustrated (Egan 1994: 73, ref: 189).
Created on: Sunday 29th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-72D328
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cloth seal of post-Medieval date. Disc 1: scratched figure 17. Disc 2: cast privy mark : ?IW cast on rivet.
Created on: Friday 9th July 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-FD1A25
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead century cloth seal of late 16th to early 17th century (c. 1550-c. 1650). Disc 1 of a two part disc. The front face has is slightly convex and has a raised design consisting of crowned initials: I B. These letters are divided by a vertical branch with multiple leaves on either side. There is a knot motif below. The rear face is slightly concave with a rivet at the centre. The rear face also has a cloth impression. Both faces have a pale buff patina. The joining strip is missing. Diameter: 17.8mm; thickness: 2.7mm. We…
Created on: Sunday 16th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7FEF96
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two cast lead discs riveted together. Probably late post-Medieval (c. 1650-c. 1750). CJ PETT and ROBERT??. ?Ship at centre//??a bird or angel. The object is corroded and in poor condition. Diameter: 21.0mm; weight: 5.36g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-233131
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete and worn cast lead cloth seal with a joining strip. Disc 1: King facing, on ship and wielding a sword; rose on side of hull. Disc 2: plain with rivet head. 24.9 x 17.6 x 3.2mm. Weight: 6.69g. Geoff Egan has commented that it is apparently a new medieval type. It seems to have the basic sword-wielding king in ship-of-state as on the late medieval gold coinage, and the rose on the side of the hull may point specifically to Edward IV's ryal (aka 'rose noble') of 1464/5-70. Although it is extremely worn, an inscription can be made out surrounding the main device, but i…
Created on: Monday 4th January 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2011
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Record ID: IOW-025EB5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead cloth seal of Modern date (c. 1800-c. 1900). A two disc seal with a rectangular connecting strip. Disc 1: Scratch marks including Roman numeral VI. Disc 2: Broad arrow (on rivet), W ?D below. The object has an even buff patina. 40.7 x 31.7 x 4.9mm. Weight: 20.61g. The broad arrow signifies that the cloth seal was probably used on cloth belonging to the War Department. A similar cloth seal has been recorded from West Clandon Parish, Surrey. See, Portable Antiquities Scheme find: SUR-AF4E05.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-5A65C5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast and stamped lead cloth seal of 17th century date (c. 1660-c. 1675). A four part seal, the inner elements are lozenge-shaped and the outer discs are sub-circular. The lozenge parts are decorated and joined together by a strip and the sub-circular parts are plain and joined together by a ‘butterfly clip’ rivet. - //: WP privy mark (ligated) ..S..MERSET around// crowned portcullis// - 29.1 x 14.8 x 5.7mm. Weight: 5.95g. This is an alnage seal with initials of the alnager: PW (or WP), who appears on several dated seals from various West-Country counties o…
Created on: Wednesday 14th October 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-F05B37
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of 16th to 17th century date (c. 1500-c. 1700). Possibly scratched//privy mark incorporating a letter B (to right). Other letters of the mark are damaged or incomplete and are unclear. This cloth seal is similar, but not the same as one illustrated by Egan 1994, ‘Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum’, 80, fig. 30, ref: 215. London: Trustees of the British Museum.
Created on: Sunday 9th August 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-101761
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead cloth seal of post-Medieval date, probably 16th-18th century (1500-1800). A two disc seal with a joining strip. Disc 1: scratch marks - a plain cross and a possible letter F. Disc 2: (rivet head) Letter M and possible other letter(s) within a beaded circle. This side is damaged and worn. The seal has a grey/buff patina overall. Presumably a weaver’s/clothier’s seal of the late C16th to C18th (pers. comm. Geoff Egan, 12/06/2009.
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-CE7EB7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead two part Norwich Weaver’s Company cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (1650-1705). The seal has a rectangular connecting strip that is 2.7 x 7.0mm. and has two integral discs. Disc 1 has raised numerals: 28 ½ (in two lines). The head of the lead rivet in between the two discs joining them together is visible on this disc. Disc 2 has a raised inscription in four lines: [W]OR/[S]TED/REFOR/MED The artefact is in good condition. 22.6 x 20.1 x 3.6mm. Weight: 6.92g. A similar example, although for a textile length of 27 yards in length, is illustrat…
Created on: Wednesday 27th May 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-F329D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete cast lead cloth seal. Probably eighteenth or nineteenth century. The seal is a two-disc seal with a complete connecting strip. Disc 1: 100 (stamped) with 45 below (inscribed) // (on rivet) 45 (inscribed). The seal has a buff patina overall and the edges of both discs are broken in places.
Created on: Friday 10th April 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-50A876
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal, probably issued during the reign of Queen Anne. This disc was probably part of a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. As Egan (1994, 60) states, the relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well-engraved dies. The disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne surrounded by the inscription: FIDEI DEFEN (Defender of the Faith). The side with bust has a shiny buff patina and the rear side is plain and has a rough surface with a buff patina. Contemporary cloth sea…
Created on: Thursday 2nd April 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-CCDA04
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete but damaged cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1500 – c. AD 1650). Diameter: 21.7mm; thickness: 3.7mm; weight: 6.72g. A two-disc seal with a connecting strip. This cloth seal is corroded and worn. Consequently, it is difficult to determine the design on each face. However, it is probably a seal of Augsburg in Germany where fustians (mixed linen-warp and cotton-weft fabrics) were produced. [Pine-cone] (possibly) // ornate A with a chevron bar. The pine-cone is the heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg. Examples are illustrated in Egan 1995. …
Created on: Friday 27th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-55BEA5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete and misshapen cast lead cloth seal, probably of late seventeenth to eighteenth century date c. AD 1675 - c. AD 1800). Length: 39.0mm; width: 26.9mm; thickness: 5.7mm; weight: 16.67g. The seal is of two discs with an adjoining strip. Disc 1: moulded 8-pointed star Disc 2: (rivet head) inscribed numerals: 92 above a horizontal line and 43 (or 47) below.
Created on: Monday 9th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-4694F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of possible seventeenth century date (AD 1600 - AD 1700). Length: 15.7mm; width: 12.1mm; thickness: 5.0mm; weight: 3.37g. One side has a the remains of a beaded circle, but due to wear, no other detail is visible. The opposite side has a textile impression. The seal has a buff patina overall.
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-79D6B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date. Probably sixteenth to eighteenth century. Length: 19.6mm; width: 17.8mm and 4.0mm thick. Wight: 3.66g. The seal consists of part of one disc and the rivet head. The rivet head has a raised letter W with curving raised lines below. The rear face of the incomplete disc has traces of a textile impression. Buff patina and old breaks. A similar cloth seal with a letter W is illustrated by Egan (Egan 1994, 84, fig. 32, ref. 236). This example is dated ?sixteenth to eighteenth century.
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-52B883
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A incomplete cast lead probable cloth seal of probable seventeenth century date (AD 1600 - AD 1700). Diameter: 18.1mm. Weight: 2.06g. The disc has a raised design on one side consisting of beaded circle containing a figure 8 (or possibly a letter B) with a possible date below: 8 [?]/16?? Around the outside of the circle there are traces of an inscription which is severely worn and indeterminate. The other side of the disc is rough and plain. However, some marks on this side may be textile impressions. Small indentations around the edge may be where connecting strips joine…
Created on: Sunday 14th December 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-17A7C1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date(c. AD 1650 - c. AD 1705). A seal for the Norfolk Weavers' Company worsteds. Disc 2 of a two-part seal (disc 1 is missing). -//WOR/STED/REFOR/[MED]. A textile impression is visible on the underside of the disc. A similar seal has been published by Egan. See Egan 1994, 46-48, fig. 22, ref. 87.
Created on: Monday 17th November 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-7869F0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead circular cloth seal of Post-Medieval date. Length: 33.0mm; diameter: 25.0mm and 4.3mm thick. Weight: 12.83g. A two part seal joined together by a connecting strip which has a width of 4.8mm. Disc 1: illegible. Disc 2: raised capital letters : S F over woolsack (on rivet head). - (illegible)//S F. Textile survives between discs. Woolsacks are always a late (C18th) symbol on cloth seals (unless they are actually dyers' madderbags from the early C17th).
Created on: Saturday 4th October 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-77E5A5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead circular cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1714 – c. 1727). Diameter: 15.5mm and 0.6mm thick. Weight: 1.67g. An incomplete disc 2 of a four-part alnage seal. Raised head of George I right with raised inscription around: GEORGIVS REX all contained within a raised rope-work circle. Part of the disc is missing due to an old break. Missing //head of George I right//missing//missing A similar cloth seal has been recorded from the Thames at Steelyard, London (Egan 1994, 67, fig. 27, ref. 154).
Created on: Saturday 4th October 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-B45F54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of probable Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1500 - c. AD 1700). Length: 16.8mm; width: 15.5mm and 3.7mm thick. Weight: 2.74g. The seal consists of an incomplete disc. One side of the disc has a moulded beaded circle containing a design, now illegible due to corrosion and damage. This seal is fractured and in poor condition.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-032212
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, early/mid seventeenth century. Length: 18.1mm; width: 13.8mm and 3.9mm thick. Weight: 2.76g. The seal is of two parts: Disc 1: Raised design of a castle with three towers (part of the disc is missing). Disc 2: Raised Stuart arms of Britain (only part of the disc, the rivet stub, survives. All the breaks are old. Geoff Egan, Finds Adviser of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, has commented: 'several of these are known but none is complete. Possibly from Norwich but not certainly so'.
Created on: Wednesday 11th June 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-484DA2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead two-part cloth seal of probable sixteenth century date (AD 1500 – AD 1600). Length: 25.0mm; width; 20.2mm and 5.3mm thick. Weight: 7.53g. The two circular discs would have been joined by a connecting strip. However, disc 2 is missing. Disc 1 in light relief: Crown over portcullis with an E (probably) to left of crown. The surrounding inscription is incomplete and the surviving part is unreadable. The flat head of the stub that formed part of disc 2 is plain. Similar cloth seals depicting a crowned portcullis are illustrated in Egan 1994, refs. 41, …
Created on: Wednesday 21st May 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-A3E3E7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead cloth seal of probable eighteenth century date (AD 1700 – AD 1800). Length: 34.1mm; width: 25.3mm and 3.4mm thick. Weight: 9.88g. A cloth seal of two parts joined together by a connecting strip. Disc 1: Raised crowned letter H to left; raised crowned letter T to right. The letters have large serifs. Disc 2: Possibly a privy mark (raised), vaguely resembling a capital letter E or F. This may be part of the weaver's initials. The seal is in a stable condition and has an overall grey patina. No parallel found.
Created on: Saturday 19th April 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-28A493
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal probably issued by Dutch refugee weavers based in Colchester, Essex. Post-Medieval (AD 1571-1728). Maximum diameter: 20.9mm; thickness: 2.1mm. Weight: 3.53g. Disc 1 of a two part seal with a raised legend in four lines: DVYT(?)/COLCHES/TER/SAEY The reverse of the disc has a textile impression and a flattened integral rivet. There is no visible break where the connecting strip would have been situated. Disc 2 [Ornate shield, cross raguly, three coronets] (part of stem and part of a coronet survive on the remains of the rivet. The outer part of the dis…
Created on: Thursday 20th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: IOW-D342E5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of probable eighteenth century date (AD 1700 – AD 1800). Length: 34.8mm; diameter: 27.0mm and 2.6mm thick. Weight: 11.22g. A two disc seal. Side 1 (slightly smaller than side 2): Raised privy mark with initials S C. Side 2: Scratched markings which are difficult to interpret seem to be 12(?0) over horizontal line, possibly 6 or 8 below – presumably consignment numbers, although the 12 could represent the length in yards. No immediate parallels found. The seal has a light grey patina overall.
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-2073C3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead cloth seal of early eighteenth century date, c. AD 1701-14. Maximum diameter: 14.4mm, thickness: 1.1mm. Weight: 1.63g. A single disc of a four disc seal. It is sub-circular in plan and at the front is a moulded bust of Queen Anne facing left. Two connecting strips survive. These are about 3.8mm in width. The rear face is flat and plain. The seal has a light grey/buff patina overall. For other examples relating to Queen Anne, see Egan 1994, 65, refs. 145-147.
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-405384
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, late sixteenth or seventeenth century (c. AD 1575 – c. AD 1700). Length: 25.6; width: 15.7mm and 3.0mm thick. Weight: 7.94g. The object is sub-rectangular in plan and has slightly convex sides. It appears to have been made from a piece of lead which has been folded and soldered along one edge. One face has a clear stamp consisting of an inscription: XLIIII∙ within a rectangle formed by beading. The other face has part of a similar beaded rectangle containing the letter W with S H above. The object is damaged and has a bu…
Created on: Sunday 9th September 2007
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: IOW-CB8123
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast lead two-part cloth seal of early/mid seventeenth century date, Norfolk/Norwich issue (c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1650). Length 22.2mm, width 20.0mm and 1.7mm thick. Weight 3.84g. The circular disc is disc 1 of a two-part seal. A small portion of the connecting strip has survived. The front has moulded capital letters in three lines: TO/NAR-/W-. The complete lettering would probably have been: TO/NARO/WE, indicating that the cloth was narrower than the regulation stipulated by the system of quality control known as Alnage. The reverse has the stub of the integral ri…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2007
Last updated: Friday 21st June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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