IOW-4DEA51: IOW-4DEA51 Modern Toy Gun

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Unique ID: IOW-4DEA51

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Modern lead-alloy toy gun (c. 1850-c. 1920 AD).

The stock survives and is sub-triangular in plan, pointed-oval in cross-section and has an open-ended butt. Both sides are similarly decorated with raised scrolling flowers and 'cross-hatching'. Toy guns were popular from the late 17th century and this example probably dates c. 1850-c. 1920.

This object is largely coated with a buff patina. There is a break at the larger end.
35.29 x 16.42 x 8.72mm. Weight: 12.06g.

A similar object has been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See find: BERK-9FA2F0.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Include in PostMedArch

Class: Gun

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1920

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.29 mm
Width: 16.42 mm
Thickness: 8.72 mm
Weight: 12.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th May 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Secondary identifier: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-1-269

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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