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Unique ID: WILT-BE138A
Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy medieval open type thimble or sewing ring, dating to the period c. AD 1200-1400. The thimble is formed from a single piece of sheet copper alloy with the ends overlapping to form a loop, and apparently soldered; it is now squashed so it is oval in cross-section. The straight sides taper slightly from the wider base to the narrower top. They are decorated with two circumferential grooves at the upper rim, below which are punched circular dots arranged in a series of vertical columns. Below this are two further circumferential grooves. Something that may be solder appears to be covering the dots at the seam.
The thimble measures 19.92mm in length, 14.56mm in width, 12.11mm in height, is 1.27mm thick and weighs 2.97g.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 19.92 mm
Height: 12.11 mm
Width: 14.56 mm
Thickness: 1.27 mm
Weight: 2.97 g
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Other reference: SSWM 4292
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