DOR-03E861: 2012 T225 Post Medieval silver whistle fragment

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Unique ID: DOR-03E861

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a silver whistle.This fragment joins to the fragment previously recorded as Treasure case 2009 T399 (SOM-736C82). This is the lower part of the whistle and tapers to a rounded suspension loop with a circular aperture. Before the loop there are two rounded collars.The fragment has been cut at the break and is also split partway along.

Date: Post- Medieval - 16th to 17th century
Dimensions: 55.40 mm x 6.25 mm x 4.29 mm
Weight: 2.84 g


This fragment joins to the fragment previously recorded as Treasure case 2009 T399 (SOM-736C82). Dora Thornton (BM) suggested that the unusual flanges on the other half suggest a 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.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T226


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55.4 mm
Width: 6.25 mm
Thickness: 4.29 mm
Weight: 2.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th September 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T226

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

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

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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