SWYOR-2860A3: Modern toy gun

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TOY

Unique ID: SWYOR-2860A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Part of a cast lead alloy, toy gun of late Post-Medieval or Modern date, probably AD 1850 - 1900. Only the stock survives; the rest has broken away and is missing. The stock is hollow cast, becoming solid at the break, where the trigger guard would have been. The lower portion of the stock has scrolled floral designs on either side while the upper stock, which protrudes from a mouth-like moulding, is decorated with cross hatching. Toy guns were popular from the late 17th century and some examples even fired. This is probably a late example dating from about AD 1850- 1900. It has a cream coloured patina and is 22.3mm long, 11.8mm wide and 3.8mm thick. It weighs 3.14gm.

Similar toy weapons can be found on the database; see for example records IOW-4DEA51 and BERK-9FA2F0.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.3 mm
Width: 11.8 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 3.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014 - Friday 14th February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2316

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Knottingley (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4823
Four figure Latitude: 53.70123598
Four figure longitude: -1.27441853
1:25K map: SE4823
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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