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Unique ID: LVPL-8557B5
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy object of uncertain function. The object is semi-circular in plan and is flat. On one face two circumferential ridges border the object. The opposite face is rough and pitted with two conjoined large circular depressions which measure 14mm in diameter.
Due to its undiagnostic nature it cannot 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 palm 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: 80mm in length, 47mm in width, 7mm thick, 152.3g
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 80 mm
Width: 47 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 152.3 g
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th April 2017 - Sunday 9th April 2017
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Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
No references cited so far.