SOMDOR-A13E67: Medieval or Post Medieval Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SOMDOR-A13E67

Object type certainty: Certain
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A stamped and hammered sheet copper alloy thimble of probable post-medieval date. The thimble has been squashed but is 18.7mm high and the narrow end has a diameter of about 13mm. It weighs 5.21g. It has been made in one piece with a flat top. The hand-punched indentations are in the form of a right-hand spiral, there is no tonsure and there is a faint maker's mark at the start of the spiral, in the form of a five pointed star with squared 'points'. The maker's mark suggests that the thimble was probably manufactured in Nuremberg, Germany, during the sixteenth or early seventeenth century AD (Holmes, 1988, p.3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1520
Date to: Circa AD 1620

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.7 mm
Width: 27.4 mm
Thickness: 11.9 mm
Weight: 5.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st June 2006

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Milverton

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Holmes, E.F. 1988 Sewing Thimbles Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9 3

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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