IOW-9DF852: Post-Medieval to Modern Toy Gun

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Unique ID: IOW-9DF852

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval to Modern lead alloy toy gun (c. 1850-c. 1920).

The hollow object is sub-triangular in plan and pointed oval in cross-section. Both sides have similar decoration. The fore-stock is decorated with impressed cross-hatching. The shoulder stock has raised floral decoration which is formed of lines of pellets and "rosettes". There is a plain seam above and below.

This toy is dark grey with some off-white deposits.

Length: 32.0mm; width: 15.4mm; thickness: 8.6mm. Weight: 10.23g (the weight includes a small portion of debris within).

Class: Gun

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1920

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Weight: 10.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th December 2016 - Wednesday 28th December 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Kevin Easton
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-263

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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