SWYOR-B7F6C2: SWYOR-B7F6C2 Medieval Thimble

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B7F6C2

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A cast copper alloy, open topped thimble or sewing ring dating from the Medieval to Post Medieval period, about AD 1400 - 1600. It consists of a circular band with no visible seam, tapering inwards slightly from base to apex, stamped on its outer face with four uneven rows of circular holes or pits. It is 17.5mm in diameter and 9.7mm high. It weighs 3.2g.

A similar sewing ring is illustrated in McConnell, 1996, The Collector's Guide to Thimbles, page 22. It is attributed to the 16th century. The PAS Finds Recording Guide on thimbles, suggests that small, robust, apparently cast ring-type thimbles probably date from AD 1400 - 1600. See https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsrecordingguides/textile-equipment/#Medieval_ring-type_thimbles

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9.7 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Monday 10th May 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3640 (Packet 1)

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
District: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Stocksbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2799
Four figure Latitude: 53.4870266
Four figure longitude: -1.59456348
1:25K map: SK2799
1:10K map: SK29NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
McConnel, B. 1995 The Collector's Guide to Thimbles Bracken Books 22

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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