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Unique ID: WAW-90C022

Object type certainty: Certain
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The thimble has been made from a single skin of copper alloy. It is uncertain the method of manufacture. The thimble is 18.4mm tall, and 22.3mm wide. A diameter cannot be given as the thimble has been squashed.

The indentations are square in plan, and have been handmade. They have been placed in rows. The base of the thimble has been decorated with a row of incised hearts.

The thimble is probably dated to the 15th to 16th centuries. Holmes described the dating of these thimbles in relation to their decoration.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 22.3 mm
Weight: 2.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th September 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3039
Four figure Latitude: 52.048585
Four figure longitude: -1.563955
1:25K map: SP3039
1:10K map: SP33NW
WOEID: 38614
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

  • Holmes, E.F., 1988 Sewing Thimbles : Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9, ,

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: Tuesday 10th February 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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