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Unique ID: SUSS-3D9994
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A worn and corroded Post Medieval cast lead alloy palm guard. The object is plano-convex and is fashioned in a semi-piriform shape. The flat face has a shallow central depression whilst the curved face is covered in what appear to be transverse gouges. These gouges have a consistency about them and have probably arisen from use rather than post-deposition damage. These tools were used to protect the hand when forcing pointed tools through heavy duty textile or leather. Because of the longevity of their simple form only a wide date range of circa 1500 -1800 AD can be assigned to these objects.
Class: Palm Guard
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 59.1 mm
Width: 38.1 mm
Thickness: 15.2 mm
Weight: 176 g
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th January 2011
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4 Figure: TQ3829
Four figure Latitude: 51.043787
Four figure longitude: -0.032836
1:25K map: TQ3829
1:10K map: TQ32NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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