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    • Object type: toy
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: YORYM-7C1288
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead toy of post-medieval date. The toy is a buzz wheel which is circular in plan with a serrated outer edge and three perforations organised in a row through which a looped string or cord would have been threaded. The toy is 20.7mm in diameter, 2.5mm thick and weighs 5.5g. Egan & Forsyth, p.388, no 13.2.
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2012
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2012
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Record ID: IOW-7A90F8
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval cast lead object, probably the base of a shy cock (c. 1700-c. 1800 AD). This object is the flat sub-rectangular base with an integral stub of a cockerel on the upper face which has a raised grid pattern and a casting seam. The underside is broadly flat. The object has a buff patina overall. 26.35 x 21.52 x 9.02mm. Weight: 23.10g. Shy-cocks may have derived from the Shrove Tuesday pursuit of casting stones or cudgels at a live cockerel which was either tied down or buried up to its neck in the ground (Forsyth & Egan 2005: 239). Reference: Forsyth, H. an…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2012
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: IOW-41FB50
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and slightly damaged post-Medieval lead whirligig or buzz disc/wheel of possible 17th to 18th century date. This toy has been made from a token and has a serrated outer edge and two string holes at the centre. All the serrations have been crudely made, possibly by chopping or shearing. One face has a bust left and the other face depicts a standing human figure with a staff in the right hand. Diameter: 28.62mm; thickness: 3.57mm. Weight: 13.47g. A number of these toys are illustrated in Forsyth and Egan (2005) Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The closest par…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2012
Last updated: Friday 21st February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SOM-EDA9A1
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval cast lead-tin alloy (pewter) toy, probably an open-mouthed ewer or jug. The piece has a circular foot with a slightly irregular broken edge and a raised ring running around it, this narrows at the connection with the main body with a second ring as it starts to widen out again. The foot is hollow on the base. The main body is circular at the base widening front and back to an oval shape at the broken top. The upper rim and most of the upper part is missing to corroded breaks. At the back it widens out only slightly and there are stubs of the handle on the casting seam do…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2012
Last updated: Saturday 1st September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Musgrove', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LON-06CD41
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy toy plate, dating to the 17th century. This plate has a very broad flange and small recessed centre. The rim has a rope twist edge and the flange is decorated with foliate scrolling which encloses a plain and beaded cartouche with forms a maker's mark. The inscription inside the cartouche is unclear but it looks like it may be GG, with the two G's addorsed and one G upside down and a crescent above and a pellet below. There is a five-petalled double rose in the centre and the calyx points extend beyond and between the outer row of petals. The central pe…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Record ID: LON-041F02
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy toy pot hanger, dating mid to late 17th century. This includes the saw-toothed adjustable ratchet or trammel with 11 straight-sided teeth, hanger, curving hook and suspension loop. The front surface is decorated with moulded chevrons extending down the length of the ratchet and along the arm. The chevrons on one side are infilled with cross hatching and on the other side they are three pellets arranged in a triangular pattern. The chevrons across the arm have the same cross hatching but they only have one pellet in the opposing chevrons. At the junction…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Record ID: LON-F71237
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy toy chair back in two pieces probably dating mid - late 16th century. This is an almost complete back with integrally cast side or 'arm' panels from a multi-component three-dimensional chair. Both the side panels are broken but one is still present and the other is missing. This chair back has been flat-cast in one piece with mouldings on one side only (the reverse is flat). The side panels are attached just below the semi-circular crest at the top of the chair back. The crest is decorated with an openwork border of S-scrolls flanking a cross and this e…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Record ID: LON-F24318
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post Medieval lead alloy toy bowl probably dating 17th - 18th century. The bowl is a simple, flaring shape, there is a foot ring on the base and some decoration on the inner surface. The decoration comprises 2-3 rows of stabbed diagonal lines. The shape is slightly distorted but it is complete. Dimensions: height: 15.27mm; diameter at rim: 32.15 mm; weight: 8.54g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Record ID: IOW-89F367
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval sheet lead or lead-alloy whirligig or buzz disc/wheel of possible 17th to 18th century date. The toy consists of a disc with a serrated outer edge and two string holes at the centre. All the serrations have been crudely made, possibly by chopping or shearing. On one face the string holes are burred over. The object is slightly misshapen and has traces of a buff patina. Diameter: 41.92mm; thickness: 4.34mm. Weight: 28.58g. A number of these toys are illustrated in Egan and Forsyth: Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The closest parallel in this volume…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2012
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WILT-E20CC5
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post-Medieval (c.1500-1700) lead alloy (pewter) probable toy frying pan or tableware, now in two parts. It measures 102.47mm in length, 39.73mm in max.width, 12.05mm in depth and weighs 13.05g. It is broken across the long handle. The bowl measures 39.73mm in diameter and is 12.05mm in depth. On the underside is a concentric ring 19.67mm in diameter which acts as a foot. The foot ring sits on a flattish base with curved sides and an overhanging rim above. This is decorated to the top with a twisted rope motif. The bowl is between 0.5 and 1mm thick. It is decorated on the inside su…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Zeals', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SOM-CB6026
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Post medieval cast copper alloy toy cannon. The muzzle (open end) of the cannon is missing to an old break. It is cast in one piece with a pronounced base ring and a plain tapering breech. The cascabel is also missing to an old break. The small vent hole, blocked with mud, is half way between the base ring and first reinforce ring. The barrel is corroded but appears to have recessed rings either side of the trunnions. The trunnions are circular in section, both are missing their ends, one is just a stub. The total width of the cannon across the trunnions is 16.1mm. Between the first a…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Cuthbert Out CP', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: GLO-CA0511
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A cast sheet lead alloy child's toy length 37mm width 30mm, thickness 2mm, weight 14.84g. This is triangular in plan and represents the lower half of a female figure wearing a long, wide dress. The upper body has been truncated resulting in the loss of the arms and head. The top part of the dress has two sections of cross-hatched decoration, representing lace panels. In the middle of the dress is a transverse band flanked by opposing arches, then a band of striations at the base. The rear is decorated with cross-hatching. 1580-1650 See SUR-2DC8B1 for a complete example.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Highnam', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LON-A6B625
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post Medieval lead alloy toy frying pan with maker's mark IDQ, probably dating c. 1636-1646. This toy copies the shape of a functional frying pan being circular with an extended handle so it could be safely held over an open fire (Egan & Forsyth 2005:117). There is a looped terminal at the top of the handle, it is decorated with a twisted rope motif and there is an acorn-shaped terminal projecting from the top. The loop is again imitating the full-sized version which typically hung from a hook when not in use. The handle is decorated with a moulded pattern comprising alternate…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd October 2013
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Record ID: NCL-A3FCA3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast lead doll of Post-Medieval date, c 1650-1670. The doll is the upper half of the woman only, cast with detailed in moulded relief. The doll has a domed face with eyes and nose in relief, framed by flaring collar to each side and a row of curled hair above. A pearl necklace separates the face and the body, which has a strip of square panels running down each side and the centre of the chest, between a pair of domed breasts. The arms emerge from the shoulder and bend down at the elbow in narrow sleeves, such that each arm is shaped like the number 7. The arms join th…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2012
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
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Record ID: SUR-262AE1
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A cast copper alloy toy cannon, capable of firing small shot. The cannon is 75.08mm in length, plain and has a round terminal and side trunnions.
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Record ID: SOM-A6D351
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post Medieval whirligig or buzz disc/wheel, which has been cut from lead sheeting. The buzz disc is a slightly irregular circle and has a notched (serrated) edge. There are three holes in a row in the centre through which a looped string or cord would have been threaded; each is worn to an oval shape but the central hole is smaller. The disk is 34.7mm in diameter, 2.7mm thick and weighs 20.24 grams. Several 'teeth' around the edge are bent or missing from the edge. It has a mid-grey to white patina. A number of these toys are illustrated by Egan and Forsyth (2005: 387-391). The dat…
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: BH-4FF1A5
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An unidentified lead-alloy artefact of probable Medieval or post-Medieval date. The artefact takes the form of a squashed cylinder, open at one end, the other end closed but for a central aperture. Immediately below the open end there are two attached strap handles, one on either side, their surfaces possibly decorated with a cast pattern of transverse grooves and ridges. The surfaces of the cylinder are heavily corroded but retain traces of a possible relief moulded pattern. A moulded ring extends around the cylinder, situated a short distance up from the closed end. Dimensions: …
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colney Heath', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LON-A2D4B3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post Medieval toy plate made from lead alloy, dating to the 18th century. The plate has a slightly concave profile, although the shape is slightly distorted by damage. The rim is beaded and the flange is decorated with hatched sprigs and pellets. The central motif of eight leaves with branching flowers and thistle stems is contained within a beaded circle. Small areas of the plate are missing again through damage and there is an area of white deposits on both surfaces. Forsyth and Egan (2005:268) illustrate a very similar plate in terms of size of pattern which is dated to the…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-93F992
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A fragment of a lead alloy artefact, possibly part of a 'shy cock' or other type of toy bird, dating from the post medieval period, AD1500-1700. It is double sided, both sides decorated with a design that appears to represent a spread of tail feathers. It is 16.3mm long, 14.5mm wide and 1.6mm thick. It weighs 1.83gm.The sides of the object look to be complete, but the ends are damaged.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2012
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-6A9956
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete cast copper alloy toy miniature cannon of late post-medieval date. The toy is comprised of a circular barrel, or cascable, which tapers in diameter from the bulbous knop, or cascable button, at one end to the muzzle at the other. Two trunnions or basal lugs for attachment to a block or stock project midway along the barrel. The metal has a dark brownish-green patina and is very worn. The cannon is 30mm long, 6mm in diameter and weighs 3.2g. Numerous similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database including: Unique ID: SWYOR-E21697, IOW-9F60A7, LAN…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton Fleming', grid reference and parish protected.

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