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LVPL-451003: Post medieval sewing thimble

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Unique ID: LVPL-451003

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A cast copper alloy open topped thimble or sewing ring dating dating to the post medieval period (c.AD 1500-1700).

It consists of a circular band with no visible seam and tapers inwards from the base to apex. It is stamped on its outer face with four rows of regular, circular holes that spiral towards the right. It has a slightly thickened lower rim that is undecorated.

Diameter: 18.5mm; height: 10mm; thickness: 1mm; weight: 3.2g

See: Holmes, E.F (1988) Finds Research Group, Datasheet 9, Sewing Thimbles.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 10 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stoke upon Tern

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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