LON-4F2C73: A Post Medieval lead alloy toy furniture, a chest lid (16th – 17th century).

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Unique ID: LON-4F2C73

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A Post Medieval lead alloy toy furniture, a chest lid (16th – 17th century). This is an Egan and Forsyth (2005:223) Type 3 Design 3 chest lid: lunette-shaped panel. It is slightly asymmetrical with a slightly flattened apex and sides. The front surface has moulded decoration comprising large relief letters C and T against a cross-hatched background and randomly placed pellets. An identical chest panel is illustrated in Egan and Forsyth (2005:223) dated 16th – 17th century. The two panels are identical suggesting the same mould was used. Dimensions: length: 29.38mm; width: 19.43mm; thickness: 1.73mm; weight: 1.92g. Reference: Forsyth, H. and Egan, G. 2005. Toys, Trifles and Trinkets. Base Metal Miniatures from London 1200 to 1800. Unicorn Press, London.

Class: Chest lid

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.38 mm
Width: 19.43 mm
Thickness: 1.73 mm
Weight: 1.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
WOEID: 20094363
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: Tuesday 14th April 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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