YORYM-CE1C07: Medieval to post-medieval : Palm Guard

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: YORYM-CE1C07

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead object possibly used as a palm guard of medieval to post-medieval date. The guard is a quite crudely made 'D' shape with the shorter side being slightly ribbed to allow the object to fit into the palm of a hand. One face is rounded for a similar purpose and the other is flattened presumably to aid use. The object may have been used to protect the palm from the force of using awls and punches in an industry such as leatherworking. There are two circular marks at one end of the rounded surface which are probably the result of casting or to aid use. The metal is mid greyish-brown and is fairly corroded.

Class: palm guard

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 84.06 mm
Width: 53.92 mm
Thickness: 9.06 mm
Weight: 190 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd September 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bempton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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