NARC-B05186: NARC-B05186 : Thimble : Medieval

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: NARC-B05186

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 a rounded 'tonsure' top. The drilled pits are close together and are arranged in a spiral pattern around the top and vertical lines around the sides.

Similar thimbles are often dated to the 15th or 16th centuries, cf. Holmes (1988, 1).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 14.8 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 17.84 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Identified by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Secondary identifier: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
To be known as: Spratton Area

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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