PUBLIC-0CD0F7: Medieval Thimble Ring

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-0CD0F7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval copper-alloy open topped thimble or tailors sewing ring. The thimble appears to have been hand punched with five rows of circular pits or indentations which are irregularly spaced in some parts. There is no visible seam and the base measures 21.50mm in diameter tapering to 19.08mm at the top. Height is 14.09mm and the weight 8.32 grammes. The thimble is in good condition and has a green patina

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 14.09 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 8.32 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd November 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at Plymouth Pinpointers at Port Eliot

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bradbury
Identified by: Mr Tony Bradbury
Secondary identifier: Danielle Wootton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TB300

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Germans (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX3657
Four figure Latitude: 50.38995401
Four figure longitude: -4.30847577
1:25K map: SX3657
1:10K map: SX37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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