WILT-0BE1AE: Post-medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: WILT-0BE1AE

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A copper alloy post-medieval to modern (AD c.1620-c.1900) ring type thimble (or sewing ring). Overall, it measures 13.7mm long, 18.0mm in diameter at the wide end and 13.5mm in diameter at the narrow end. It weighs 5.08g. The thimble was cast and the indentations were machine made. Therefore the thimble must have been made later than AD 1620 (Holmes, E. F., 1988, 'Sewing Thimbles',FRG Datasheet 9). The indentations are circular and are arranged in six rows. The rim around the wide edge is wide (3.0mm) and thick (1.5mm) whereas the rim of the narrow end is narrow (1.4mm) and thin (0.8mm).

Class: ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.7 mm
Weight: 5.08 g
Diameter: 18 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4372

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Broad Chalke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0324
Four figure Latitude: 51.01537053
Four figure longitude: -1.95860828
1:25K map: SU0324
1:10K map: SU02SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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