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Unique ID: YORYM-CE1C07
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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
Length: 84.06 mm
Width: 53.92 mm
Thickness: 9.06 mm
Weight: 190 g
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd September 2009
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Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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