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Unique ID: IOW-F9CD4E
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval sheet copper-alloy closed thimble (1730-1800).
This thimble has a thickened rim, sloping sides and a domed crown. It has circumferential horizontal lines of sub-circular indentations on the walls and square indentations in a grid pattern on the crown. The rim is plain.
This thimble has a dark brown patina and there are small areas of corrosion on the rim.
Height: 15.1mm; width: 16.7mm; thickness: 14.4mm; thickness of rim: 0.9mm. Weight: 2.56g.
A similar thimble has been published (Holmes 1988: 3-4, fig. 7c, Type III).
Holmes, E.F. 1988. Sewing Thimbles. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich.
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 15.1 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Weight: 2.56 g
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th October 2014
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Other reference: IOW2014-1-325
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Holmes, E.F.||2004||Finds Research Group Datasheet||London||Finds Research Group||3-4, fig. 7c, Type III|