SWYOR-5BC2A7: Post Medieval palm guard

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

THIMBLE

Unique ID: SWYOR-5BC2A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete cast lead object, possibly a palm guard, probably dating from the 17th-20th century (c. AD 1600 - c. AD 2000). This palm guard is sub-circular in plan. It has a shallow central depression at the front. However, the front does not possess any other depressions that might have been used for placing the end of a needle whilst it was being pushed through material. The object has been crudely cast and the reverse is convex. Leather workers' palm guards are discussed in an article in Gordon Bailey's 'Detector Finds 2', 1993, pages 64-5. Most examples of palm guards are made of lead, although some have the addition of tin, which was used to produce a harder metal. The final product, when made, was enclosed in a thin leather pouch or wrapped in cloth which would have a hole going through it to match a depression in the lead. The whole lot was then strapped to the hand and would give protection when forcing needles through touch material. Dating of these artefacts is very difficult, although the earliest examples seem to date from the 17th century AD, although they may have been in use right through to the 20th century (Bailey, 1993, page 64). This one has a smooth grey patina. Similar examples are SUR-B5D907 and IOW-2A8221.

Sub class: Palm guard

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 13.12 mm
Weight: 104.8 g
Diameter: 40.64 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th June 2010 - Thursday 16th September 2010

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1241

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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: North Ferriby

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-2A8221
Object type: THIMBLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A complete cast lead object, possibly a palm guard, probably dating from the 17th-20th century (c. AD 1600 - c. AD 2000). Maximum diameter: 5…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SWYOR-34EE00
Object type: THIMBLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A complete cast lead object, possibly a palm guard, probably dating from the 17th-20th century (c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1950). This palm guard i…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WMID-B40425
Object type: THIMBLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete cast lead leather worker's palm guard, probably dating from the 17th-20th century AD (length: 85mm; width: 48mm; thickness: 8mm…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.