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Unique ID: IOW-E53E05
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete Medieval to post-Medieval cast copper-alloy closed thimble of 'beehive' type (c. 1400-c. 1550).
The sides slope inwards slightly from the bottom to form a crown at the top. The walls have 10 turns of spiralling sub-circular indentations. These spiral clockwise (a left-hand spiral) from the base to the apex. The rim is plain and has a small 'V'-shaped notch which may be related to the manufacturing process. A patina has not survived due to cleaning. Height: 20.7mm; maximum diameter: 20.8mm. Weight: 6.82g.
See Holmes 1988: 1, fig: 2.
Holmes, E.F. (1988) Sewing Thimbles. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Norwich, Finds Research Group.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 20.7 mm
Weight: 6.82 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th February 2011
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Other reference: IOW2011-5-43
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|