YORYM-5E6855: Medieval : Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: YORYM-5E6855

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy thimble of medieval date. The thimble is short with a rounded top through which a hole has been pierced. The outer surface of the thimble is decorated with a number of circular indentations. The indentations on the sides have been arranged in rows within hexagonal compartments denoted by the folds of the object. The thimble appears to have been cast as one piece. There are two incised rings around the base of the object. The metal is a mid brownish-green colour and is slightly worn. The thimble has been crushed out of shape and has a base of 11.6mm length and weighs 3.7g. A similar example can be seen in Egan, p.132, fig.126, no.630.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.6 mm
Weight: 3.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th November 2009

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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: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Paull

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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
Egan, G. 2005 Material Culture in London in an Age Of Transition: Tudor and Stuart period finds c.1450 - c.1700 from excavations at riverside sites in Southwark London Museum of London Archaeology Service p.132 fig.126, no.630

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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