LON-CA1037: A post medieval iron flintlock musket hammer, dating to the 18th century.

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Unique ID: LON-CA1037

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A Post Medieval iron flintlock musket hammer cover, dating to the 18th century. The piece is constructed of a circular plate and a curved plate that has a lip where it would attach to the second hammer piece on the other side. This object would have fitted over the hammer arm of a flintlock musket. There is a hole on the top of the circular plate that would have secured the object to the musket. There is a decoration on the outer faces of the plate. The curved plate has an unknown linear decoration and the circular plate appears to depict a coat of arms, with only a helm and ostrich feather visible.

Dimensions: length: 64.56 mm; width: 36.92 mm; thickness: 4.21 mm;weight: 39.26 g.

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.56 mm
Width: 36.92 mm
Thickness: 4.21 mm
Weight: 39.26 g

Rally details.

This object was found at Tower of London foreshore survey 2013

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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