SUSS-0C059D: Post Medieval Palm Guard

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SUSS-0C059D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded Post Medieval cast lead alloy palm guard. The object is oval in shape and D shaped in section. The flat face has a shallow central depression whilst the curved face is thickened on one edge. These tools were used to protect the hand when forcing pointed tools through heavy duty textile or leather.

It measures 55mm long, 51.6mm wide and 51.1mm thick on thickest edge. It weighs 194 grams.

Because of the longevity of their simple form only a wide date range of circa 1500 -1800 AD can be assigned to these objects.

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 1500
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55 mm
Width: 51.6 mm
Thickness: 51.1 mm
Weight: 194 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th November 2011

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Yapton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9703
Four figure Latitude: 50.81843204
Four figure longitude: -0.62438385
1:25K map: SU9703
1:10K map: SU90SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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