LON-8F9236: Post Medieval copper alloy thimble with maker's mark

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: LON-8F9236

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval copper alloy thimble with maker's mark probably dating 1600 - 1650. This thimble has a slightly domed profile and circular pits, hand-drilled, in a spiral down from the peak. There is a maker's mark at the end of the pits, just above the rim; it is a stamped "K". An incised line forms a border between the pits and the rim. The copper alloy has a dark green patina.

Dimensions: length: 20.24mm; thickness of wall: 1.51mm; diameter at peak: 11.29mm; diameter at base: 17.76mm; weight: 8.33g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.24 mm
Thickness: 1.51 mm
Weight: 8.33 g
Diameter: 17.76 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dartford (District)
Parish or ward: Southfleet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6071
Four figure Latitude: 51.415443
Four figure longitude: 0.299477
1:25K map: TQ6071
1:10K map: TQ67SW
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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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