Object Title

Finger scales

Finger scales

Date

1590-1610

Object Number

III.4392 a

Provenance

Probably old Tower collection. Found in Waterloo Attic Room B.

Physical Description

Consisting of 4 scales overlapping outwards, and secured to fragments of the leather glove by 2 externally flush rivets at the upper end. Each scale has a medial ridge with an additional ridge on either side. The upper edge of each scale has cropped corners. The 4th scale has a rounded lower edge with an additional externally domed rivet, with internal circular washer, to secure it to fragments of the leather glove. It is embossed to the finger-nail. It is externally bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. length: 6.8 cm. ( 2.7 in.), Max. Width: 2.4 cm. ( 0.9 in.), Weight: 0.005 kg. ( 0.25 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe