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    • Created: Friday 2nd February 2018
    • Object type: POWDER MEASURE

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Record ID: IOW-4869F8
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and slightly misshapen post-Medieval lead alloy powder measure cap used for measuring a charge of gunpowder (c. 1600-c. 1700). Courtney 1988: 2, fig. 3. The open end is circular in plan and the closed end is sub-oval in plan. It is sub-rectangular in side view and the rim is slightly thickened. The two loops are missing but there are breaks where they were situated. This measure is grey. Height: 19.0mm; width: 23.3mm; thickness of walls: 1.3mm. Weight: 16.68g. The loops enabled the cap to be attached separately to the bandolier (belt) of the wearer so that…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-45C233
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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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 at the open end.There are two loops at the closed end, one either side. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700 Height 32.62 mm, Height 20.87 mm, Width 17.19 mm, Thickness 1.83 mm, Weight 25.01 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-486…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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