LON-2C0086: A post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the 16th century.

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: LON-2C0086

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the 16th century. The thimble has straight sides with a separate dome at the peak. There are undecorated bands at the base and at just before the dome with a pattern of circular shaped pits spiralling from the lower band to the upper band. The circular pits also cover the dome. There is no evidence of a maker's mark and there is some dark grey discolouration across sections of the thimble.

No exact parallels can be found for this object. However, there are several thimbles on the PAS database that do not have domes and are too tall to be of the ring type ( NMS-7CC471 and HAMP-E75428)

Dimensions: Height: 23.71 mm; thickness: 0.58 mm; diameter at base: 15.77 mm; weight: 4.64g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 23.71 mm
Thickness: 0.58 mm
Weight: 4.64 g
Diameter: 15.77 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. James's (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3079
Four figure Latitude: 51.49500418
Four figure longitude: -0.12872211
1:25K map: TQ3079
1:10K map: TQ37NW
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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