DOR-6E2574: Post Medieval silver whistle

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WHISTLE

Unique ID: DOR-6E2574

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver whistle. At one end is the circular sounding chamber, which comprises two hemispheres with flanged edges which have been soldered together. The hemispheres are dented and there is a large hole in the top. The pipe of the whistle extends from the chamber, flaring slightly to the open end. It is circular in cross section and has two collars, one set in from the attachment end and the other around the terminal. Both are decorated with two incised lines. Below the pipe and attached from the edge of the chamber to around three quarters of the length is an open wire handle of three loops. The form is that of a Boatswains's whistle, used for signalling on ships.
Date: Post- Medieval - 16th to 17th century
Reference: PATAR 2007, p 146, No. 337

Dimensions: 35.09 mm x 12.72 mm x 11.07 mm
Weight: 2.99 g


Date: Early Post Medieval - 16th to 17th century

Discussion: This ring is more than 300 years old, composed of more than 10% precious metal and therefore should be considered Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Dorset County Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T155

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.09 mm
Width: 12.72 mm
Thickness: 11.07 mm
Weight: 2.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd November 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T155

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Shillingstone

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Dorset County Museum

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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