NMS-257D33: Post medieval thimble

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-257D33

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post-medieval silver thimble. Separate domed top soldered to almost straight sides, both covered with rows of closley spaced annulets. The side seam is now invisible. Two beaded lines around the base with a plain border between. Stamped internally with a maker's mark CS within a shield.

Height 25mm. Diameter at base 17mm. Weight 10.2g.

Circa 17th century.

A well known type. For a similar example, also with the maker's mark CS, see Treasure Annual Report 2004, 300, fig.333.


The age and precious metal content of this item therefore qualify it as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Inscription: CS

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T794


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 25 mm
Weight: 10.2 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 56927
Other reference: E179282012
Treasure case number: 2012T794

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: Great Ellingham

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: NMS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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