IOW-49D1C7: Post-Medieval: Whistle

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Unique ID: IOW-49D1C7

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

A complete but slightly damaged post-Medieval copper-alloy whistle (c. 1800-c.1880).

The barrel tapers from the terminal towards the mouth-piece with sound holes on opposite sides nearer to the narrow end. There is a soldered seam along the full length of the barrel or tube. The terminal end is in the form of a domed cap. Between the cap and the barrel a pronounced collar has circumferential 'beading' on the outer edge. There is similar circumferential beading on the cap as well as comma-like motifs. At the centre of the cap there is a separate copper-alloy wire loop which is attached to free running copper-alloy suspension loop. This flat suspension loop is circular in plan with an outer diameter of 11.8mm. Just inside the dented mouth-piece there are the remains of an iron 'baffle'

This whistle is deep reddish brown with flecks of rich green patina. The iron 'baffle' is corroded.

Length: 46.4mm; diameter of collar: 16.4mm. Weight: 10.46g.

Compare with similar whistles: CORN-20FDEF; IOW-0E5385; IOW-0F1671; IOW-308033; IOW-891EF2 and LANCUM-BAA02B.

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
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1880

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.4 mm
Weight: 10.46 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st January 2018 - Sunday 21st January 2018

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: IOW2018-1-43

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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