IOW-5DD725: Post-Medieval: Watch Winder

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WATCH

Unique ID: IOW-5DD725

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 are missing.

A die stamped oval plate has the stubs of the attachment loop at the top and a 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 and lower left and right. 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 with bright green corrosion products.

Length: 20.6mm; width: 18.7mm; thickness: 2.0mm; thickness including collar: 6.1mm. Weight: 2.87g.

Compare with a similar watch winder: IOW-0C4D72.

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

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

Class: Watch winder

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: 20.6 mm
Width: 18.7 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 2.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th February 2018 - Sunday 25th 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: IOW2018-3-24

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

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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