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Record ID: IOW-E45E63
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete cast lead cloth seal of sixteenth to early seventeenth century (AD 1550 - c. AD 1630) from the city of Augsburg, Germany. Diameter 17mm. Weight 3.63g. A two disc seal: Disc 1 (with rivet) Initial ornate A of the placename. Annulet above and at the left side of A. Disc 2 Missing. Rivet stub is patterned with part of the full design that would have occupied the whole of disc 2: A pine-cone, the heraldic badge of the city of Augsburg, Germany.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F4AC45
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead two-disc cloth seal of the city of Norwich. c. AD 1695. Length 22mm, diameter 19mm. Weight 6.28g. Disc 1 NO/RWI/[CH] Disc 2 GL/GBBH/AR (Full initials on second disc from the Mayor's court book of 1695: ST/AGGL/GBBH/AR).
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2006
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-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-D8A441
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast and struck lead cloth seal of sixteenth or seventeenth century date (AD 1500 - AD 1700) from the town of Turnhout (now in Belgium). Length 23mm, diameter 17mm. Weight 4.05g. A two disc seal: Disc 1 (with rivet). Shield charged with a pale, the arms of the town of Turnhout (now in Belgium) and [V]RN of the town name registered around that. Disc 2. Star of David motif around central rivet hole.
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2005
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brighstone Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8FBC48
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete circular lead cloth seal (an inner disc) of early sixteenth century date. Part of the top and the bottom of the seal are broken and missing (old breaks). Diameter 36mm and 1.5mm thick. Weight 10.16g. The obverse side was probably decorated but is very worn and illegible. The reverse side has a long T over M surrounded by a laureate. Within the plain border is the inscription, “]FIDELIT[ ]OVIERT[“. The seal is in a fragile condition.
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brighstone parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D0D1E4
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 Post-Medieval date, probably seventeenth century (AD 1600 - AD 1700). Diameter 29.0mm, thickness 1.2mm. Weight 9.51g. Disc 1: Moulded decoration at the front with a plain border which may have had an inscription but is now worn and smooth. Within an inner circle it is divided equally by three linear ribs. In the top segment there are five vertical ribs. The left lower segment has a square shield within which are three lis (two over one). The right lower segment has linear ribs, some forming a lozenge shape which enclose five lis (one at…
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2007
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-1BB217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cloth seal of Post-Medieval, seventeenth century date (AD 1600 - AD 1700). Diameter 27.0mm and 2.6mm thick. Weight 5.06g. This two-disc seal is of a type associated with imports from Haarlem in the Netherlands of a fine linen known in England as 'holland'. The seal has been deliberately cut in half and has a clean smooth break. Disc 1, 27.0mm in diameter. Moulded shield with arms? at centre? Surrounded by inscription [HAE]RLEMS [GOET] ('goods from Haarlem'), also moulded. Disc 2 (formed by rivet head), 15.5mm in diameter. Moulded numeral 19 1/2 contained within a beaded …
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2007
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7DBC77
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 late sixteenth to early eighteenth century (c. AD 1550 - c. AD 1750. Maximum diameter 15.8mm. Weight 2.41g. This is disc 1 of a 2 disc seal. It has a clothier's/weaver's stamp with a conventional-form privy mark which has a cabled circle within which are the initials W, and S ligatured with C or O. The upper feature shaped like a number 4 is simply a conventional finial, while at the full base there may have been a pair of 'X'-like motifs. The rear face has an integral "blob", the remains of a rivet. There is a c…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2007
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-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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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-696446
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete cast lead two disc cloth seal of probable seventeenth century date (AD 1600 – AD 1700). Length 24mm. Both discs are about 18mm in diameter. Maximum thickness 4mm. Weight 6.03g. Disc1, with an integral rivet at the rear, is slightly convex at the front and has a “spontaneous” design of four incised linear grooves that form six sub-rectangles. Disc 2 is flat and has a central aperture through which the rivet of disc 1 passes. The rivet is burred over. It is in fair condition.
Created on: Monday 19th December 2005
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-D420A7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Corroded fragment of a cast lead cloth seal of sixteenth century date (AD 1500 - AD 1600). Maximum diameter of central portion 14.0mm, thickness 3.0mm. Weight 3.45g. The fragment is just the central part of a two-part seal. Consequently, only part of the design has survived on each disc. Disc 1: Arms of England in raised relief. Disc 2: Cross in raised relief. From parallels, disc 1, if complete, would depict a crown over royal arms of England with ER to sides. On disc 2, a cross with a sword in the first quarter (arms of London). Alhtough the outer part of each disc is …
Created on: Sunday 17th September 2006
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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