NARC-2CBA8A: NARC-2CBA8A : Palm Guard : Post-Medieval - Modern

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: NARC-2CBA8A

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

An incomplete lead alloy Palm Guard of Post-Medieval to Modern date (AD 1600-1900). The object is a palm guard for leatherworking and is sub-ovate in plan and slightly concave with two circular depressions on the convex face. The object is missing a section of two edges, proximal and distal edges, possibly due to post depositional processes.
The metal is a creamy grey in colour with a pitted and corroded patina


Length: 81.85mm, Width: 47.12mm, Thickness: 6.76mm, Weight: 121.7g


Leather workers' palm guards are discussed in an article in Gordon Bailey's 'Detector Finds 2', 1993, pages 64-5. Dating of these artefacts is very difficult; the earliest examples seem to date from the 17th century, although they may have been in use right through to the 20th century (Bailey, 1993, page 64).


Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: SWYOR-0E65DB, SUR-C563FD and DUR-B1AFC6

Class: Palm Guard

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 81.85 mm
Width: 41.47 mm
Thickness: 6.76 mm
Weight: 121.7 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Market Harborough-Little Bowden (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7586
Four figure Latitude: 52.46679857
Four figure longitude: -0.89743366
1:25K map: SP7586
1:10K map: SP78NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: NARC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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