IOW-ED4171: IOW-ED4171 Medieval to Post-Medieval Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: IOW-ED4171

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete misshapen and damaged Medieval to post-Medieval cast copper-alloy closed thimble (c. 1400-c. 1550).
The sides slope inwards slightly from the bottom to form a crown at the top which is flattened inwards. The walls have 6-7 turns of spiralling sub-circular indentations. These spiral clockwise from the base to the apex where there is a deliberate circular perforation. There are also similar indentations on the top. The rim is plain and is torn in two places. The outer surfaces are worn and a mid matt brown colour. Height: 20.2mm; width: 31.1mm; thickness: 15.3mm; thickness of rim: 0.5mm. Weight: 4.81g.
See Holmes 1988: 1, fig: 2.
Holmes, E.F. (1988) Sewing Thimbles. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Norwich, Finds Research Group.

Class: Closed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.2 mm
Width: 31.1 mm
Thickness: 15.3 mm
Weight: 4.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th January 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-4-64

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Holmes, E.F. 1988 Sewing Thimbles Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9 1, fig: 2

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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