LEIC-5ABA28: medieval copper alloy thimble

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Unique ID: LEIC-5ABA28

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Late Medieval copper alloy 'beehive' thimble, 13mm high and 17mm in diameter with a weight of 4.13grams. The thimble has a plain cone shaped upper portion, marked with an incised line at its base. Below this is an area of hand drilled indentations bound on its lower side by another incised line. The indentations are separated into three sections by three borders formed of two incised lines. Each forms a curving diagonal line, spiralling down from the upper border to the lower. The thimble is plain below this point.

The thimble is of a 'beehive' type dating to the late Medieval period, 1300-1450 and is similar to WILT-844B31

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Weight: 4.13 g
Diameter: 17 mm

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
To be known as: Melton Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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