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Unique ID: SUSS-76A784
Object type certainty: Certain
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A late Medieval copper alloy thimble, probably dating from the 15th century. The thimble has slightly sloping sides and a domed top. The surface is decorated with individually punched circular holes in a continuous anti-clockwise (left-hand) spiral, starting from a bare 'tonsure' at the centre of the top and ending in a slightly thickened band at the base. One pit no pierces the metal. There is no clear evidence of folding or notches at the base. The thimble is 21.8mm tall, 20.7mm in diameter at the base, 1.8mm thick and weighs 8.41g. For a similar example (but without a clear tonsure) see Egan (1998) The Medieval Household fig 206, Number 831 (p267) .
Length: 21.8 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 8.41 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th November 2008
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|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Egan, G.||1998||The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)||London||The Stationery Office||fig 206, p267||831|