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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SF-74C533

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast copper-alloy thimble of probable late Medieval to Post-Medieval date, slightly flattened due to post-depositional damage. It has straight sides, a rounded/pointed top and a slightly thickened rim with single circumferential groove. The underside of the rim is split and while giving the appearance of two thimbles tightly packed inside one another is a result of the process of manufacture. The sides are covered with extensive (possibly hand-made?) circular pits that form vertical rows, before spiralling from the shoulder to the top of the thimble. It measures 22.37mm in height, 24.28mm in base diameter (flattened) and weighs 8.84g. It 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
Height: 22.37 mm
Weight: 8.84 g
Diameter: 24.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 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: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Brettenham

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

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Audit data

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

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