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Title: "Bosun's" whistle
Item Name: Signs or Symbols


Silver post-medieval "Bosun's" whistle, used for signalling, giving orders and as a badge of rank. Oval, hollow, with either end decorated with six raised petals with a central pellet - perhaps meant to represent a flower. There is a ridge and flanking grooves at the mid point where the two halves are joined. Perforated through this ridge with a 0.56cm hole. Found by metal detecting at Ellerker, in about 2005. Treasure find 2015 T412

Year: 1400-1700(c)
Culture: Post-Medieval
Materials: silver
Measurements: L:2.1cm; W:1.8cm; Wt:6g
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 2017.8

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