Object Title

Finger scales

Finger scales

Date

1590-1610

Object Number

III.4396

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Curved to the finger. Consisting of 4 scales overlapping outwards, drawn out to an oblique point at the lower edge and secured to fragments of the leather glove by 1 externally flush rivet at the upper end.
The lower edges are bordered by double
* incised line decoration.
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. A piece of string has been looped between the 1st scale and the leather.
It is externally bright.
The 4th scale has teo scratches running across above the domed rivet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. length: 7.7 cm. ( 3.0 in.), Max. Width: 1.68 cm. ( 0.66 in.), Weight: 0.015kg. ( 0.5 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe