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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Toys and miniatures https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures.html Gaming Top https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/gaming-top-57943.html Mon, 08 Apr 2024 16:55:15 GMT Toys and miniatures Gaming Top  
Description: A copper-alloy gaming top. These were for a gambling game called 'put and take', in which the players took it in turn to spin the hexagonal sided top. The uppermost inscription determined whether they added money to the pool, or withdrew money from it. The units could be pence, or any other denomination the players agreed upon. The six faces are inscribed: ALL PUT, PUT ONE, TAKE ALL, TAKE TWO, TAKE ONE, PUT TWO.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Toy Battleship https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/toy-battleship-56481.html Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:37:40 GMT Toys and miniatures Toy Battleship  
Description: A lead-alloy, hollow cast Royal Navy toy battleship.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Toy Gun https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/toy-gun-56470.html Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:14:54 GMT Toys and miniatures Toy Gun  
Description: A toy cap gun in the form of a flintlock pistol. It has a brown plastic handle with a rounded butt and a slightly flared barrel stamped PIRATE on one side, the flintlock mechanism survives, the trigger and trigger guard are missing. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Toy Cannon https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/toy-cannon-56145.html Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:54:44 GMT Toys and miniatures Toy Cannon  
Description: A toy cannon, cast in one piece with pronounced base ring, slightly waisted and grooved cascabel button and integral trunnions. The barrel is only slightly tapered and terminates in a bevelled muzzle flange and pronounced muzzle ring.

Miniature cannons of this nature were sold to children as working replicas of their full size counterpart. Probably originally mounted on a wooden carriage. A small charge of blackpowder would be placed in the barrel followed by a small piece of wadding and a lead shot or stone.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Baby's Teething Rattle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/baby-s-teething-rattle-26135.html Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Toys and miniatures Baby's Teething Rattle  
Description: A cast copper-alloy baby's teething rattle dating from the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The top of the rattle is incomplete, and originally would have had a narrow spoon-shaped projection for the baby to bite on. Below the break, four equally spaced lugs around the top of the handle are pierced for the attachment of bells to form the 'rattle' element. One of the lugs has an attachment wire still in situ. The central handle is ribbed and the terminal end is flat and incomplete. Near the base, a small integral side lobe is pierced so the rattle can be attached to the baby by a cord (see image 4 of a baby with attached rattle in a period Dutch painting).

The rattle is unusual in that it is cast in copper-alloy, and pre-dates the more elaborate silver rattles manufactured onwards from the 17th century, usually adorned with coral teethers. Possibly made in the Netherlands.

For a more complete example, see; UKDFD 55199.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Baby's Teething Rattle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/baby-s-teething-rattle-55199.html Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:50:49 GMT Toys and miniatures Baby's Teething Rattle  
Description: A cast copper-alloy baby's teething rattle dating from the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The top of the rattle has a narrow, convexly moulded spoon-shaped projection for the baby to bite on, and below, four equally spaced lugs around the top of the handle that are pierced for the attachment of bells to form the 'rattle' element. One of the lugs has an attachment wire still in situ. The central handle is ribbed and the terminal end is flat and rounded. Near the base, a small integral side lobe is pierced so the rattle can be attached to the baby by a cord (see image 5 of a baby with attached rattle in a period Dutch painting).

The rattle is unusual in that it is cast in copper-alloy, and pre-dates the more elaborate silver rattles manufactured onwards from the 17th century, usually adorned with coral teethers. Possibly made in the Netherlands.

See also UKDFD 26135.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Mounted Toy Soldier https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/mounted-toy-soldier-55115.html Sun, 22 Mar 2020 17:43:58 GMT Toys and miniatures   Mounted Toy Soldier  
Description: An incomplete die-cast mounted toy soldier, the soldier is missing his head, the horse has lost its tail and the lower parts of the back legs. Traces of red and blue paint survive.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Toy Cannon https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/toy-cannon-54736.html Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:59:13 GMT Toys and miniatures Toy Cannon  
Description: A toy cannon cast in one piece with a knob-ended cascabel, slightly tapered reinforce, and integral trunnions on a very prominent ring. The chase reduces in diameter in two steps from the trunnion ring, but may be incomplete, as it is very short and lacks the usual muzzle ring.

A closely similar toy cannon is recorded as UKDFD 54556.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Toy Cannon https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/toy-cannon-54556.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:18:33 GMT Toys and miniatures Toy Cannon  
Description: An incomplete toy cannon cast in one piece with a knob-ended cascabel and integral trunnions, the lower half of the chase and muzzle are missing. Although playthings, cannon of this type were designed to be fired and were potentially quite dangerous. They used a small charge of gunpowder and were loaded with a suitably sized lead or stone projectile.

A closely similar toy cannon is recorded as UKDFD 54736.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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Lead Toy https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/toys-and-miniatures/lead-toy-54324.html Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:53:56 GMT Toys and miniatures Lead Toy  
Description: A complete lead toy in the form of a pig. Probably from the Britains Home Farm Series which was introduced in 1921.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Toys and miniatures
Category: Toys and miniatures
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