metals

#ArchiveLottery 2016 part 4: metals

We’ve having fun and hope you are too. Here’s the metal objects that your random shelf numbers have found for us.

Lead-ing the way is this fantastic pilgrim badge from shelf 253. Thanks to @Lucinda_Dixon for picking this number.

badge

Check out this finger ring from excavations at Hay’s Dock which was chosen via @the_deku_scrub’s shelf number, 365

ring

There’s obviously been this – Iron nails feature heavily in our metal store but really, our own @Kath_Creed should have known better

nails

And how about this to get you excited….

jigger

We’re still uncertain whether it’s a potter’s tool (It is from Lambeth close to the area’s pottery workshops…) or whether its a pastry jigger. What do you think? Either way, nice one @amelia_dowler for selecting shelf 300 to get this one.

And of course how could we do a metal store #ArchiveLottery without some unfortunate person getting this:

slag

Metals were fun (lots more if you search for #ArchiveLottery on twitter), but stick with us as it’s time for the most important bit of the archive – the paper records!!! Tweet me @AdamCorsini using the hashtag #ArchiveLottery with a number between 1 and 431

#ArchiveLottery – Part 4: Metals

Time to copper load of any of iron… Let lead lead the way…

First there was a lovely Roman Coin for @Haringey6thForm

Roman Coin

Roman Coin

A nice copper buckle from Billingsgate for @madgeni

Copper buckle

Copper buckle

A strange key from Montague Close for @MillieTerri

iron key

iron key

A pipe collar from Billingsgate was pretty cool for @Articheck

pipe collar

pipe collar

 

But the Chatelaine purse from Upper Marsh for @EXTEAHUT was a pretty lucky find!

chatelaine purse

chatelaine purse

 

not forgetting the all important coffin nails from St Brides for @julidy1_FLO

http://archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/laarc/catalogue/siteinfo.asp?id=1818&code=FAO90&terms=fao90&search=simple&go=Go

Coffin nails

Metals were fun (lots more if you search for #ArchiveLottery on twitter).  It’s time for the most important bit of the archive – the paper records!!! Tweet @MuseumOfLondon or @AdamCorsini using the hashtag #dayofarch or #ArchiveLottery with a number between 1 and 426