PUBLIC-298676: post medieval toy front and back

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TOY

Unique ID: PUBLIC-298676

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A post medieval whirligig or buzz disc/wheel, which has been cut from lead sheeting. The buzz disc has a notched (serrated) edge and two slightly off-central holes (3.48mm in diameter), through which a looped string or cord would have been threaded. The disk is 43.99 mm in diameter, 2.18 mm thick and weighs 22.7 grams. It is slightly bent and has serval cuts, probably made by the plough. It has a dark grey patina shading to white at the edges. A number of these toys are illustrated in Egan and Forsyth: Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The dating of these toys is uncertain but Egan and Forsyth suggest a 17th - 18th century date, one of these toys has come from an archaeological context dated 1675-1700.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.18 mm
Weight: 22.7 g
Diameter: 43.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Tenterden

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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