SWYOR-CC7124: Post medieval thimble

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Unique ID: SWYOR-CC7124

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A post-medieval, cast copper alloy, ring-type thimble, open at both ends, with a solid, thickened rim at the base and eight horizontal rows of machine made indentations around the circumference. There are no maker's marks. The type and solidity of the construction suggests that this is a tailor's thimble, probably English, of the 18th century or early 19th century (1700-1820) (see Holmes, FRG datasheet no 9). It is 20.5mm wide at the base, tapering towards the top, 14.9mm high and 2.5mm thick at the base. It weighs 6.19 gm.

Class: ring


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.9 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th August 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Scotton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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