NARC-5CA978: NARC-5CA978 thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: NARC-5CA978

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval (1400-1600) copper-alloy beehive thimble of cast construction..

The thimble is domed with slightly flared sides and a rounded 'tonsure' top. The drilled pits begin outside this and continue in a continuous spiral to the base in a regular fashion. Above the base is a plain rim.

The bare circular patch on top of the thimble, or 'tonsure', indicates a relatively early date; similar early thimbles are often dated to the 15th or 16th centuries, cf. Holmes (1988, 1).

Notes:

Finders ref: bag 6

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: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 14 mm
Weight: 3.95 g
Diameter: 15.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Identified by: Ms Julie Cassidy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Kettering (District)
Parish or ward: Braybrooke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7785
Four figure Latitude: 52.457532
Four figure longitude: -0.86823
1:25K map: SP7785
1:10K map: SP78NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: NARC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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