SOM-D7E1B2: Post Medieval Toy Gun

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Unique ID: SOM-D7E1B2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable lead alloy fragment of a Post Medieval to Modern toy gun. The object is triangular in plan with curving sides and a flattened point. The point end is closed but the opposite end is open and was probably attached to the wooden section of the toy gun. Both faces have moulded decoration showing what appears to be leaves and/or flowers within a border of raised lines. There is a lobed knop projecting down from one of the sides. It is likely to be the butt from a toy gun. It measures 52.4mm in length, 26.7mm in width, 11.8mm in thickness and weighs 30.4g.


This record was created at a rally and may therefore fall below our usual standards of identification or photography

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.5 mm
Width: 10.3 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Detecting Wales - 3rd July 2011, West Pennard

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket numbers 29a

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: West Pennard

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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