DUR-4E9776: Post Medieval toy- DUR-4E9776

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Unique ID: DUR-4E9776

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Cast lead ship/boat, Post Medieval in date, some sort of toy.

The ship is flat on the base so that it sits on a surface. It has its sails unfurled and they are curving to indicate wind from behind the ship. It is a little worn but it appears there is a person sat/stood at the rear of the boat, possibly steering it.

This is a toy of some sorts, possibly a version of a shy cock, where the aim would be to knock it over, or possibly just a toy by itself. Lead was used to make toys from the late Medieval period onwards and there is a huge variation.


It weighs more than 200g as it would not register on my scales.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.16 mm
Height: 58 mm
Width: 21.54 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
District: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lockwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ6814
Four figure Latitude: 54.51674617
Four figure longitude: -0.95108828
1:25K map: NZ6814
1:10K map: NZ61SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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