LON-D91477: Post medieval silver thimble

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Unique ID: LON-D91477

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post medieval silver thimble or sewing ring. The thimble is made from a rolled sheet. Near the base edge of the thimble on the outer surface are stamped initials; 'MP', on a banner held up by a cherub on either side. Above the initials is a makers mark: '.JC.' within an oval with floral projections. Below the banner is a plain raised border. The rest of the thimble is covered in rows of circular indentations. The top of the thimble is open, and along one side of the thimble is the seam where the edges of the sheet meet. It is now slightly squashed and it measures 16.1mm (diameter at base) x 13.7mm (diameter at top) x 14.6mm (height) x 1.3mm (thickness) and weighs 4.50g.

Discussion: A similar example can be found from Shorwell, Isle of Wight (PAS no, IOW-B0F192, 2008 T372)


This item is more than 300 years old and composed of more than 10% precious metal, and therefore should be considered Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996.

Valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee at £500 on 29/05/13.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Epping Forest District Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T668


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1725

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Kath Creed

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T668

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Chigwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4492
Four figure Latitude: 51.608426
Four figure longitude: 0.078132
1:25K map: TQ4492
1:10K map: TQ49SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Epping Forest District Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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