SUSS-DC9CF3: Post Medieval Thimble

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Unique ID: SUSS-DC9CF3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete copper-alloy closed thimble probable 'Lofting'type of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1693-1800).The thimble may be that of a child, it has a domed crown from which the body tapers gently, terminating in a thin band at the rim. The thimble has a waffle-shaped crown pattern with the indentations on the crown being rectangular in shape. The indentations on the body are more oval shaped and regular probably the result of having been turned on a lathe.There is no decoration or makers mark visible on the thimble. It has a dark-green patina. It measures 13.8 mm high,14.2 mm in diameter at base, 0.8 mm thick and weighs1.6 grams..

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1693
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 13.8 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th July 2011

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Angmering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0709
Four figure Latitude: 50.87060862
Four figure longitude: -0.48072672
1:25K map: TQ0709
1:10K map: TQ00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date listed is that first reported and recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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