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POWDER MEASURE

Unique ID: NMGW12

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast lead cover from a powder holder. Distorted but complete cylinder, closed at one end, with two attachment loops set at opposite sides of the cap. Traces of two casting seams on opposite sides of the cap suggest that it was cast in a two-part mould. Diameter of top of cap 20mm; depth of cap 16-18mm. Mid seventeenth century in date.

Notes:

Cast lead cap from a powder holder which would have been carried, presumably by a musketeer, on a bandolier. Usually each man would have carried about a dozen and they were hence often referred to as the "twelve apostles". The two loops which are set at opposite ends of the cap were attached to suspension cords; one end of which would be fastened to the bandolier and the other to the powder holder. The powder holders themselves were probably made from wood and rarely survive.

Class: Holder

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 1999

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA:99.1.4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Manorbier

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 20 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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