IOW-D9689C: Post-Medieval: Powder Flask

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POWDER FLASK

Unique ID: IOW-D9689C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval, probably soldered lead alloy powder flask nozzle or funnel (1600-1700).

The nozzle is missing.

The container is largely semi-circular in plan due to being squashed but would have originally been circular in plan. There is a distinct rim at the open end. The two attachment loops are present but are now bent. The hole where the nozzle was attached is off-centre.

Height: 18.0mm; width: 26.3mm; thickness: 20.4mm; thickness of rim: 1.9mm. Weight: 18.92g.

Similar powder flasks have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. For example, see finds: IOW-099437; IOW-163A0B; IOW-6960B4; KENT-8A5360; LVPL-4F53E6; LVPL-E9C398; PUBLIC-1081DB; PUBLIC-429706; SUSS-693247; SUSS-D294D3; WAW-6894D7; WAW-68B126 and WMID-F454C1.

According to Courtney (1988), powder flask nozzles and caps are among the most common remains encountered on Civil War sites. A musketeer was armed with twelve powder flasks, each attached to his bandolier by a cord. Each powder flask would contain enough gunpowder for a single charge.

Courtney, P. (1988) Small Arms Accessories of the Mid-Seventeenth Century. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 11.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18 mm
Width: 26.3 mm
Thickness: 20.4 mm
Weight: 18.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Tuesday 6th February 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: IOW2018-2-12

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: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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