LVPL-33E3A4: Post-medieval lead

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-33E3A4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An lead alloy object of uncertain function. The object is circular in plan and is D-shaped in cross-section. The flat face is rough and uneven with no visible pitting.

Due to its undiagnostic nature it cannot be dated closely however the condition of the lead suggests a Post-Medieval date is likely.

The object may have functioned as a palm guard however there are no diagnostic features. 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.

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
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 176.05 g
Diameter: 60 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th October 2017 - Sunday 15th October 2017

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: Uncertain

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: Downholland

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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