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Unique ID: NMS-653275
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Post-medieval silver thimble. The base is reinforced by a square-sectioned encircling bar with butt ends and attached with solder. The sides are of sheet with a butt seam running up to the separate sheet top, which is also attached with solder. The whole object is slightly distorted and there is one dent. Immediately above the base a ring of tiny ovoid indentations gives the impression of cabling and a similar frame surrounds a rectangular panel on which is a faint maker's stamp C with a small illegible motif followed by an inscription F * C The remainder of the surface including the top is covered with very closely spaced stamped annulets, those on the top being slightly larger. Diameter c.16mm. Height 18mm. Weight 4.48g. Second half 17th - first half 18th century.
The age and precious metal content of this item therefore qualify it as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
F * C
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure
Treasure case tracking number: 2012T135
Height: 18 mm
Weight: 4.48 g
Diameter: 16 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Wednesday 25th January 2012
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SMR reference number: 20524
Other reference: DDMD012012
Treasure case number: 2012T135
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