LVPL-77C728: Medieval unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-77C728

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

An incomplete lead alloy object of uncertain function. The object is semi-circular in plan and is flat. Each face is undecorated, rough and pitted. Due to its undiagnostic nature it can not be dated closely however the condition of the lead suggests a Medieval to Post-Medieval date is likely.

The object may have functioned as a plam guard however these tend to be D-shaped in cross-section allowing them to sit comfortably in the hand. Palm guards were for use by a leather worker to protect the palm whilst stitching. Bailey (1995, 64-65) dates such objects to the 17th century onwards.

Dimensions: 64.34mm in length, 40.76mm in width, 5.53mm thick, 100.8g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.34 mm
Width: 40.76 mm
Thickness: 5.53 mm
Weight: 100.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 2015 - Thursday 18th June 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Liverpool (Metropolitan District)
District: Liverpool (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Woolton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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