NLM-8DE62F: Modern dog tag

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Unique ID: NLM-8DE62F

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy dog tag. Milled disc with rim. One side bears a motif of crossed fronds [?or dog leads, or tails?]with the number 9 above it and an interpolated legend: HELP MY /PALS and a circumferential legend: THE TAIL-WA  GGERS CLUB. The other side bears a reference number: 622539 and the smaller inscribed legend [modern capitals]: WATSON/THE MANOR/HOUSE/?MUNSELL/SOUTH. An even smaller circumferenrtial legend includes: [--]ROYAL 130853/[---]LONDON EC[-]. A hole is drilled at 12 o’clck, the tail-waggers part of legend respects this hole and so it must be deemed integral to the function of the disc. White metal plating traces appear on the side bearing the dog owner’s address. The club was founded in 1928 by Captain Horace Hobbs and raised funds for veterinary work. Suggested date: Modern, 1928-1939

Diameter: 25.7mm, Thickness: 1.4mm, Weight: 5.84gms

Class: Dog tag

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1928
Date to: Circa AD 1939

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 5.84 g
Diameter: 25.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 31st July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48463

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Burwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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