IOW-E53E05: IOW-E53E05 Medieval to Post-Medieval Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: IOW-E53E05

Object type certainty: Certain
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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 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
Height: 20.7 mm
Weight: 6.82 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th February 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-5-43

Materials and construction

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

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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: 3 years ago

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