LIN-E8E3A8: Post-medieval lead toy of Napoleon

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TOY

Unique ID: LIN-E8E3A8

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An incomplete cast lead alloy toy soldier of post-medieval dating circa AD1804- circa1893. The toy is three-dimensional and depicts Napoleon. He is shown standing, in typical dress, and with arms crossed over his chest. He wears a wide hat, and has a belt around the waist. The lower half of the coat is decorated on the reverse with diagonal lines. The feet are missing. The hair and facial features on the figure are worn.

Dimensions: 36mm in length, 13mm in width, 9mm in thickness, and weighs 11.19g.

The figurine dates to the post-medieval era when toy soldiers like this were made for children although they were often restricted to use by the wealthy (Bailey 2002 page 62). French company Lucotte produced a large range of toy soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars, although this example may have derived from either France or Germany as these were the main exporters of lead toys to Britain during the 19th century (ibid. page 63). This example would have been made prior to 1893 as this is when toys were manufactured by hollow cast method (ibid.).

Bailey, G., 2002 Detector Finds 5 Great Britain : Greenlight Publishing, 62-63 ,

Other figurines of similar type which have been recorded are LVPL-21B257, LVPL-6623EA, LVPL-E4CDFE, LVPL-EF3A18, LANCUM-DC5C18 and YORYM-072BC2.

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 1804
Date to: Circa AD 1893

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 11.19 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Market Rasen area

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

References cited

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

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