HAMP-1CB2DD: Post-medieval bottle

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Unique ID: HAMP-1CB2DD

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An incomplete post-medieval glass seal from a German spa water bottle, probably dating to c.1720-70 as suggested by Hulme (2001) but perhaps extending into the 19th century (see Notes below). The design is a crowned shield of arms of the province of Waldeck-Pyrmont with the legend PYR[MONT] WATER around. It measures 45.8mm in length, 38.7mm in width, 8.7mm in max.thickness and weighs 18.00g.


The arms have been used in the 19th century by the Princes of Waldeck-Pyrmont from 1807-1868 (1918). The arms show in the first and ninth field the arms of the Principality of Pyrmont, in the second and eight the Principality of Rappoltstein, in the third and seventh the lion heads from the Estate of Hoheneck, and in the fourth and sixth the two lions of the estate of Geroldseck. The escutcheon shows the historical arms of the Principality of Waldeck (https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Waldeck-Pyrmont).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1720
Date to: Circa AD 1868

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.8 mm
Width: 38.7 mm
Thickness: 8.7 mm
Weight: 18 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 741

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Tachbrook (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2978
Four figure Latitude: 51.48624627
Four figure longitude: -0.14348421
1:25K map: TQ2978
1:10K map: TQ27NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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