PUBLIC-A83CEF: Post-medieval or modern lead thimble or palm guard

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A possible cast lead palm guard dating from roughly 17th-20th century (c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1800). It is a rounded roughly cast oval, with one flat and one concave surface. The concave surface has numerous has several small indentations, presumably due to usage. On the flat side at one end the letters EB are scratched into the surface, presumably the initials of the owner/user. Dating of these artefacts is problematic with the earliest examples probably dating from the 17th century, although they may have been in use right through to the 20th century (Bailey, 1993, page 64).

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Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 81 mm
Width: 55 mm
Thickness: 17.4 mm
Weight: 200 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Gordon Bailey's 'Detector Finds 2', 1993

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Near Osbournby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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