IOW-0C4D72: Post-Medieval: Watch Winder

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Unique ID: IOW-0C4D72

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

An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy watch winder (c. 1825-c. 1900).

The winding key and attachment loop is missing.

A die stamped oval plate has the stubs of the attachment loop at the top and a small collar at the bottom. The collar is circular in cross-section. Each side of the plate has raised decoration. One side has a male human bust facing left with indeterminate motifs to the upper left and right. A lotus leaf to left and right below is suspended from the motifs above. The other side has a fox in the standing position facing left and looking forwards. There is a perched bird to the left and right of the fox. The bird to the left, possibly a wader, is in a standing position and is resting on a curlicue. The bird to the right is standing in a bush with berries.

This object is reddish brown overall.

Length: 19.0mm; width: 16.1mm; thickness: 2.7mm. Weight: 1.47g.

A variety of watch winders have been published (Bailey 1995: 26-28).

Bailey, G. 1995. Detector Finds 2. Greenlight Publishing. Chelmsford.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1825
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 1.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper 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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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