HAMP-E75428: Medieval/post-medieval sewing ring (thimble)

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: HAMP-E75428

Object type certainty: Certain
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A squashed copper-alloy open type sheet thimble of medieval date. The ring features punched circular indentations in an irregular left-hand spiral round the sides. At top and bottom. above and below the pits, is an incised line. This thimble has been squashed at the sides leading to abrasions. The thimble is now dark grey in colour and has a off-white corrosion product internally. It may have once had a separately applied dome which is now missing as it seems quite tall for a conventional sewing ring.

Class: ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.8 mm
Width: 14.8 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 4.95 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th October 2011 - Thursday 19th January 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3235

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Thruxton CP

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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