DENO-8ADD43: Medieval/post medieval silver

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Unique ID: DENO-8ADD43

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver "bosun's" whistle. Slightly tapering sheet tube with two applied transverse double-grooved fillets, one at the widest end and one at the centre; at the narrower end is a hollow cast sphere which has a circular hole (diameter 5mm) cut at the junction with the tube - air blown through the tube would pass over this finger-hole. Around the sphere is an applied flat band decorated with three raised ribs; it runs from the far edge of the finger-hole to the underside of the tube. Flat-sectioned S-shaped handle soldered at two points to the underside of the tube, and also to the inner edge of the sphere's band; single circular loop suspended from the handle at the wider end of the tube. The underside of the handle is decorated with three raised transverse ribs, mimicking the decoration on the band around the sphere. The tube is cracked and slightly bent towards the narrow end, and the sphere is squashed inwards on one side and dented on the other.

Dimensions: Length 41.3mm, length of tube 28mm, diameter of sphere (not including decorative band) 12.5mm, width across sphere 11mm, thickness (height) 14mm, internal diameter of wider end of tube 3mm, weight 4.32g.


Going through the Treasure process, ref no. 2008 T267

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008 T267


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.3 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 4.32 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd March 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6075
Treasure case number: 2008 T267

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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