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English pewter boatswain's whistle, 1500s-1600s, in Riker display box.

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English pewter boatswain's whistle, 1500s-1600s, in Riker display box.
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English pewter boatswain's whistle, 1500s-1600s, in Riker display box. 17 grams, 3-1/2" long. Rare signal whistle used by bosuns on sailing ships for commands and alerts, this an early, encrusted example with flattened bowl and some loss of metal. Found by a mudlark in the 1970s on the banks of the River Thames. With photo-certificate