SOM-736C82: Post Medieval whistle

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Unique ID: SOM-736C82

Object type certainty: Certain
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Treasure case 2009 T399

Description: Silver whistle, made of thin silver sheet, well-shaped mouthpiece, square opening, tapering to the end which has been broken off. Along the length of the whistle, five projecting flanges, in silver, these with traces of gilding.
Dimensions: Length: 57.40mm, Width at mouthpiece: 9.21mm, Width at widest point, including decoration: 15.81mm, Weight: 6.12g
Discussion: Date uncertain, but the unusual flanges suggest possibly 16th century date.

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton
Curator of Renaissance Collections
Department of Prehistory and Europe
British Museum
14 Jan 2011

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T399


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.4 mm
Width: 15.81 mm
Weight: 6.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th February 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020435
Treasure case number: 2009T399

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Glanvilles Wootton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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