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Record ID: DOR-61DD62
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval 1500 to 1700AD cast lead or lead alloy inscribed tablet, an incomplete miniature horn book showing the alphabet. Line 1 is - ABCDE; Line 2 is - FG (reversed)HIK; Line 3 is - LMNOP; Line 4 is - QRSTVX; Subsequent lines are missing. Based on the contents and style of the alphabet, probably dates to between c1500 and c1700 AD. Similar objects on the database include SOM-5408E1, YORYM-FA8FF1, LVPL-69A2E4, SWYOR-B234D7, and NMGW-E9EC71 (nearly complete). Full-size horn books were teaching tablets that usually contained the alphabet or the Lord's Prayer and which became avail…
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturminster Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A4DDC2
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy miniature toy matchlock musket. The toy has been cast in one piece and has a 'fishtail' butt, faceted barrel (hollow), open pan and incomplete rectangular trigger guard. on the right face of the barrel nearest the pan is a cast vertical ridge. The left side of the barrel is broken open, possibly as a result of a mishap in use. Dimensions: 71.56 m x 22.07 mm x 6.92 mm Weight: 11.12 g. Similar examples are recorded on the database, for example: KENT-4104BA, BH-817DE7, LIN-1F0453, GLO-489057 Several similar toy muskets were found in excavations in London and were dat…
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th November 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-7C06A6
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead toy rider and horse of post- medieval or modern date. The bridle, back of saddle and girth are visible but the horse's legs are missing.
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR443
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead fragment. Possibly part of a fish.
Created on: Monday 17th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langton Herring', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR182
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead figure of an animal. Possibly a boar, dog or wolf. Clear casting mark along the back. Painted.
Created on: Friday 8th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WEST STOUR', grid reference and parish protected.


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