IOW-F9CD4E: Post-Medieval Closed Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: IOW-F9CD4E

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.

Class: Closed

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1730
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 15.1 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Weight: 2.56 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th October 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-325

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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