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THIMBLE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-6F2F9B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead-alloy drop-haped palm guard. It has a convex face and a flat face. The flat face has a dip in the centre and small stab marks, probably from use. A pattern of textile type material remains on the curved surface of the item, perhaps the result of using a textile-lined mould. 47 x 40mm, 13mm thick, 142.51g. Palm guards were used to protect the palm while using tools to pierce leather or canvas, and therefore function like thimbles. They are thought, on little evidence so far, to date to the 17th to 19th centuries.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47 mm
Width: 40 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Weight: 142.51 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th June 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
To be known as: GF002B

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: while metal dectecting
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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