NMS-653275: Post medieval thimble.

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-653275

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find 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.

Inscription: F * C

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T135


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18 mm
Weight: 4.48 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Wednesday 25th January 2012

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 20524
Other reference: DDMD012012
Treasure case number: 2012T135

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Fransham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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