DOR-4919E7: Late Medieval thimble

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Unique ID: DOR-4919E7

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A copper alloy  ring-type himble or sewing ring dated c.1400-1500.  The thimble is a ring of copper alloy and narrows towards the upper rim. The exterior has a low, plain rim at the base, above which it is stamped with an right-hand spiral of square pits up to the upper edge of the ring (forming four angled rows of pits).
Date: Medieval to Post Medieval  - c. 1400 - 1600
Dimensions: 11.32 mm x 10.8 mm
Thickness: 1.48  mm 
Weight: 4.04 g

A similar thimble is recorded in PAS database record SOM-EFD71A

Class: ring-type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.32 mm
Width: 10.8 mm
Thickness: 1.48 mm
Weight: 4.04 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019705

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sherborne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6215
Four figure Latitude: 50.9331877
Four figure longitude: -2.54212647
1:25K map: ST6215
1:10K map: ST61NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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