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Record ID: DOR-54AC3A
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A lead alloy powder flask cap. A cap for a powder holder. Open at one end and closed at the other. The cap is oval at the flat, closed end and squashed and misshapen and the open end. There are two loops at the closed end, one either side. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700Dimensions: 33.32 mm x 20.32 mm x 15.90 mm Weight 19.93 g.The cap probably dates to the 17th century (Courtney, P. 1988 'Small Arms Accessories of the mid Seventeenth Century' Finds Research Group Datasheet 11) Frank Basford comments on a similar example recorded in database record IOW-4869F8 The loops enabled the …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0A4F4B
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval lead powder measure cap, dating to the period AD 1600-1700. The object comprises a oval base, with straight sides, giving the appearance of a cup. There are two surviving attachment loops at opposite ends of the cap on the long axis. It is creamy-grey in colour. The cap measures 17.15mm high, is 15.8mm wide, 26.1mm long and the material is 2.45mm thick. It weighs 19.5g. Such powder caps are common finds on most civil war sites (Courtney 1988: 2), and the find probably dates to the 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-170769
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A distorted and squashed lead alloy lid from a Post Medieval powder measure with two projecting loops.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: SUR-CEA26A
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post Medieval lead powder measure cap with two attachment lugs. On the upper face is a single cast ring and dot decoration.
Created on: Thursday 31st March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-A78C81
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete and misshapen cast lead cap for a powder measure. The cap was used for measuring a charge of gunpowder. Originally, the open end would have been circular or perhaps oval in plan. The open end has a slight rim and the sides are tapered at the edge.The closed end of the cap is thicker than the sides and has a slightly chamfered edge. Projection from the edge ath the closed end are two integral loops set opposite each other. The loops enabled the cap to be attached separately to the bandolier (belt) of the wearer so that they could be removed without being lost. The cap would …
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2011
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Record ID: SOM-7A5F63
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead powder charger cap of probable seventeenth century date. The cap is squashed but originally circular with an open end and flat top. There are two loops set opposite each other on the top of the cap.
Created on: Sunday 30th December 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9C60E1
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead powder flask cap of Post Medieval date. It has been squashed.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2007
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-CAC8E1
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Squashed lead cylinder, open at one end. Remnants of one and one complete side loop on the edge of the closed top. Used to cap one of twelve small powder charge flasks carried on a bandolier by infantry musketeers. A cord was threaded through the loops for attachment. Dimensions - 25.36 mm x 16.95 mm x 16.11 mm Weight - 10.36 g
Created on: Monday 24th April 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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