Unique ID: WAW-90C022

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The thimble has been made from a single skin of copper alloy. It is uncertain the method of manufacture. The thimble is 18.4mm tall, and 22.3mm wide. A diameter cannot be given as the thimble has been squashed.

The indentations are square in plan, and have been handmade. They have been placed in rows. The base of the thimble has been decorated with a row of incised hearts.

The thimble is probably dated to the 15th to 16th centuries. Holmes described the dating of these thimbles in relation to their decoration.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 22.3 mm
Weight: 2.63 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th September 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Warwickshire
District: Stratford-on-avon
Parish: Brailes

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3039
Four figure Latitude: 52.048585 Four figure longitude: -1.563955
1:25K map: SP3039
1:10K map: SP33NW
WOEID: 38614
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

  • Holmes, E.F., 1988. Sewing Thimbles : Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9, pp

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Created: Tuesday 10th February 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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