BM-176374: Post-Medieval silver thimble

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Unique ID: BM-176374

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver thimble fragment, missing domed top, made from silver sheet now pressed out. Plain border roughly engraved Thinke: on with a gap, then a D possibly for the word Death. The body stamped with waffle-shaped indentations leaving a design in reserve of scrolls supporting hearts and flowers.

Late 17th Century, of a type commonly reported through the Treasure Act. Compare TAR 2005-6 no. 833. The inscription is found on other examples.

As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Dr Dora Thornton
Curator of Renaissance Europe
British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T370


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th April 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Janina Parol
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 42938
Treasure case number: 2009T370

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
Parish or ward: Westbury-on-Severn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7516
Four figure Latitude: 51.842038
Four figure longitude: -2.364282
1:25K map: SO7516
1:10K map: SO71NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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