IOW-7B8AEA: Post-Medieval Closed Thimble

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Unique ID: IOW-7B8AEA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and misshapen post-Medieval sheet silver closed thimble (1750-1900).

This thimble has been machine-made.

The walls are mainly covered with 24 horizontal lines of regularly spaced circular indentations. The rim appears to have been pressed or knurled and consists of two parallel circumferential shallow grooves. Between the grooves vertical impressions have a double-comb appearance. The apex has fine concentric grooves and ridges which are probably related to lathe work.

Height: 21.7mm; width: 21.4mm; thickness: 11.3mm. Weight: 2.73g.

Class: Closed

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1750
Date to: Exactly AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21.7 mm
Width: 21.4 mm
Thickness: 11.3 mm
Weight: 2.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-197

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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