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    • Created: Monday 7th April 2014
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    • Institution: SWYOR
    • County: Wakefield

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Record ID: SWYOR-28D0B5
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A lead alloy impacted probable pistol ball of post-Medieval date, AD 1600 - 1850. The ball has been fired and has struck a solid object as it is now a in the shape of a flattened disc with a slightly thicker centre. It is characteristic of balls that have struck a hard flat rough surface at high velocity and can be compared to examples in Harding (2012, Lead Short of the English Civil war: a Radical Study, plate 25). The leading face displays a pattern of radiating striations. The rear face of the ball shows a raised ring of metal. This is possible the result of being fired from a "Tur…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 17th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-2860A3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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Part of a cast lead alloy, toy gun of late Post-Medieval or Modern date, probably AD 1850 - 1900. Only the stock survives; the rest has broken away and is missing. The stock is hollow cast, becoming solid at the break, where the trigger guard would have been. The lower portion of the stock has scrolled floral designs on either side while the upper stock, which protrudes from a mouth-like moulding, is decorated with cross hatching. Toy guns were popular from the late 17th century and some examples even fired. This is probably a late example dating from about AD 1850- 1900. It has a cr…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 2014
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