LVPL-8E9B4F: Post-Medieval whistle

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WHISTLE

Unique ID: LVPL-8E9B4F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast copper alloy decorated hawking whistle. The object has a zoomorphic projection from the whistle body, which has the appearance of a bird. The bird features a long curved beak, circular incised eyes and a repeated incised pattern indicating feathers. At the top of the head of the bird is a crest with moulded grooves at each edge.

At a right angle to the body of the whistle is an incomplete handle which measures 12.68mm in length. At the top of the object the sound hole is C-shaped in plan. The mouth-piece is convex at the top and concave on the underside to accommodate the lower lip of the player, resulting in a narrow, semi-circular inlet hole.

The object has a dark brown patina and is good condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.48 mm
Width: 30.49 mm
Thickness: 9.32 mm
Weight: 35.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Selby area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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