KENT-8A5321: Thimble LeadA

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: KENT-8A5321

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

A complete cast lead alloy probable palm guard from the Post-Medieval period dating to c.AD 1500-1800.

Description: The object is tear drop in shape. It is D-shaped in cross-section and is marked on both surfaces. It is a mottled dark-brown colour on both sides.

Dimensions: Length 43.42mm, width 43.65mm, thickness 15.66mm and weight 123.25g.

Discussion: Palm guards were for use by a leather worker to protect the palm whilst stitching and a large number have been reported tot he PAS see similar: KENT-6E794E and LVPL-610AAC

Class: Palm guard

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.42 mm
Width: 43.65 mm
Thickness: 15.66 mm
Weight: 123.25 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Hart (District)
Parish or ward: Crondall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7848
Four figure Latitude: 51.22587226
Four figure longitude: -0.8843751
1:25K map: SU7848
1:10K map: SU74NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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