SF-B32126: Medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SF-B32126

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy thimble of probable late Medieval to Post-Medieval date. It has straight sides and a rounded/pointed top and a slightly thickened rim with single circumferential groove. On the underside of the rim there is at least one triangular notch resultant from manufacture. The striaght sides are covered with extensive and unevenly arranged (possibly hand-made?) circular pits that seem to spiral from the base to the shoulder of the thimble and finally to the top. The thimble measures 20.03mm in height, approximately 19.93mm in diameter in current state, weighs 8.05g and probably dates to the 15th or 16th centuries AD (see Holmes, 1991: p. 1, fig. 2b).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.03 mm
Weight: 8.05 g
Diameter: 19.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2011

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Clare

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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