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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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-FAFE27
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9C5AA7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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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
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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