WMID-18CF5B: Post Medieval: Incomplete whistle

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Unique ID: WMID-18CF5B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete lead alloy or tin alloy end cap from a whistle, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1800).

Around 25% of the whistle is present, consisting only of the end cap. The rest of the whistle is missing, presumed lost in antiquity.

The end cap is flattened, originally it would have been circular in shape. A suspension loop has been set at right angles to the body of the whistle. It has a circular hole, with an internal diameter of 2.5 mm.

The whistle end cap measures 21.8 mm in length, 19.6 mm wide and 5.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.7 g.

The whistle is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.8 mm
Width: 19.6 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: White metal
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Penkridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9013
Four figure Latitude: 52.71456388
Four figure longitude: -2.1494672
1:25K map: SJ9013
1:10K map: SJ91SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

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

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