Half stock rifle

Date:
ca. 1840s
Creator:
Golcher; Lamb
Description (physical):

L: 55''; Barrel: 39 1/4''

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
93561
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Dividers

Navigational instruments from the QAR include a set of dividers (length 4.2 in.) nearly identical to a pair recovered from the pirate ship Whydah Galley. Although the steel needles held in slots at the ends of the arms are now missing, the dividers are in remarkable condition and still operate at the pivotal hinge. Dividers were one of the essential tools used by navigators for determining positions on charts.

Description (physical):

L: 4.2".

Identifier:
QAR332.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Trade Beads

Portable, desirable, and durable, beads find their way onto many archaeological sites. The complex artifact assemblage from shipwreck site 31CR314 includes hundreds of glass beads. Whether they were among the ships occupants' personal effects, or lost from a hank and caught between the floorboards, reminders of the ship's Concorde life as a slave trader, one will likely never know.

Identifier:
QAR347.002
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Gold Dust

Over 2,000 flakes and specks of gold in its natural form have been found mostly in the area of the shipwreck related to the vessel's stern. Although valuables were not expected to be found on the wreck because of the circumstances of its sinking, several historical accounts place some 20 lbs. of West African gold dust on board the Concorde. The interiors of several flakes of the gold have been analyzed, and each is between 65% and 91% pure gold, while the exteriors feature a high purity gold rim, nearly 100% gold. Read more »

Identifier:
QAR346.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Wine Bottle

Date:
C. Early 1700s

Two whole "squat" wine bottles and 56 base and body shards, collectively representing at least one more vessel, have been recovered from 31CR314. All of these specimens represent hand-blown, dark green/olive glass bottles, English origin and dating to the first quarter of the 18th century. The overall shape of the two whole bottles dates to 1708 on the Williamsburg bottle chronology developed by Noel Hume. During this period wine bottle exhibited a "body sagging down on itself and the base spreading, a profile ungallantly known... as the "Queen Anne shape".

Identifier:
QAR557.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Pewter Ware

Creator:
George Hammond, John Stiles, Henry Sewdley

So far a total of fifteen pewter flatware artifacts, whole or fragmentary, have been analyzed. They represent six plates, three dishes, and three chargers. From their legible makers marks at least four of the flatware vessels were made in England by London pewterers George Hammond, John Stiles and Henry Sewdley during the late 17th and early 18th century. Pewter flatware could have been carried on a ship for a number of reasons: as cargo, as trade goods (for example on slavers), as scrap metal or as tableware. Read more »

Identifier:
QAR320.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Seat of Ease

This rolled piece of funnel shaped metal that appears to be lead is 32.5 inches long and exhibits a flange at its wider opening. It has been identified as a waste tube that was fitted in the extreme stern of the vessel for officers' use. A similar device has been found on the Whydah (1717), Henrietta Marie (1700), and Dartmouth (1690) shipwrecks.

Description (physical):

L: 32.5".

Identifier:
QAR623.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Sail Cloth

Thirteen small fabric fragments have been analyzed, which represent two types of fabric structure: 2x1 half basket weave and 1x1 plain weave. The half basket weave is the most common fabrication structure used for heavier sails. The baste fiber fabric can provide a wealth of information with regard to type of sail and possibly country of origin base on their fabric structure, e.g. weave structure and fabric count, as well as seam types.

Identifier:
QAR347.006
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Small Bell

The small bell found on the shipwreck came from the stern of the vessel and exhibits no markings. It weighs 6.64kg. These bells may not be part of the ship's equipment but represent cargo or personal possessions.

Description (physical):

Wt: 6.64kg.

Identifier:
QAR1326.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Large Bell

Date:
1705

Of two bells recovered from the wreck, the larger bell recovered around mid ship is dated 1705 and features the Roman Catholic invocation IHS MARIA [ Iesus Hominum Salvator]. This bell weighs 21 lbs. and has a base diameter of 21 cm (8.27 in) and an overall height of 32.5 cm (12.4 in).

Description (physical):

Wt: 21lbs., H: 12.4", Di: 8.27".

Identifier:
QAR017.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge