WILT-7F1460: Late Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: WILT-7F1460

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Late Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval (1400-1600) copper-alloy thimble of cast construction, standing 16.03mm tall and weighing 4.85g. Almost all original patina has been lost.
The top is slightly domed, the walls of the thimble flaring. The drilled square and rectangular pits begin in the centre of the top and continue in a spiral to the edge, where it meets and is slightly offset from a spiral beginning at the top of the walls and ending at the bottom, above a circumferential groove close to the open end. The thimble measures 16.42x16.55mm at the open end (internal 13.88x13.97mm) and c.12.7mm in diameter at the top of the walls.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.03 mm
Width: 16.55 mm
Thickness: 16.42 mm
Weight: 4.85 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Friday 13th July 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wiltshire Heritage Museum Entry Form No.1466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Coulston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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