Powder Measure

Photo: Roger Thomas CC By 2.0
Object type: Powder Measure
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 05/04/2021
Location: Leicestershire


A powder holder cap, probably 17th century. Most likely a cap to a wooden holder that contained a measure of gunpowder. It would be suspended from a bandolier by a cord that passed through the two loops on the cap and two loops on the holder.