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Unique ID: HAMP-A3F9E1
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy thimble with maker's mark dating between c. 1520 and c. 1620 AD. The thimble has sloping sides and a slightly domed top. The indentations are broadly D shaped and have been hand stamped in a continuous spiral from the top to the rim with no bare tonsure. At the end of the indentations there is a stamped maker's mark in the form of a cinquefoil in a circular recessed panel (as on SUR-FE9DF4 on this database). Below the indentations there is a single linear border just above the rim.
Holmes (1988, 3) notes that thimbles with maker's marks appear to have been imported mostly from Nuremberg where, "under the ordinances of the Guild of Thimble-makers, all thimbles and sewing rings were required to carry the mark of the master who made them." He continues that thimbles with maker's marks normally date from 1520-1620.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 21.7 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 7.95 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm
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Other reference: E3191
4 Figure: SU5029
Four figure Latitude: 51.058171
Four figure longitude: -1.287942
1:25K map: SU5029
1:10K map: SU52NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Holmes, E.F.||1988||Sewing Thimbles||Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9||3|