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    • Created: Saturday 19th April 2014
    • Primary material: Lead

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Record ID: PUBLIC-298676
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A post medieval whirligig or buzz disc/wheel, which has been cut from lead sheeting. The buzz disc has a notched (serrated) edge and two slightly off-central holes (3.48mm in diameter), through which a looped string or cord would have been threaded. The disk is 43.99 mm in diameter, 2.18 mm thick and weighs 22.7 grams. It is slightly bent and has serval cuts, probably made by the plough. It has a dark grey patina shading to white at the edges. A number of these toys are illustrated in Egan and Forsyth: Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The dating of these toys is uncertain but …
Created on: Saturday 19th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tenterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-296871
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A post medieval whirligig or buzz disc/wheel, which has been cut from lead sheeting. The buzz disc has a notched (serrated) edge and two slightly off-central holes through which a looped string or cord would have been threaded and one small central hole, it also has the initials in capitals EM. The disk is 31.39 mm in diameter, 1.86 mm thick and weighs 9.6 grams. It has a dark grey patina shading to white at the edges. A number of these toys are illustrated in Egan and Forsyth: Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The dating of these toys is uncertain but Egan and Forsyth suggest …
Created on: Saturday 19th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tenterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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