LON-11F0CD: A medieval - early post medieval copper alloy complete thimble dating AD1400-1550.

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: LON-11F0CD

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A medieval - early post medieval copper alloy complete thimble dating AD1400-1550.

This thimble is domed and the thick walls have a continuous spiral of hand drilled circular pits that spiral in a clockwise direction from the base towards the crown. Two irregular small notches in the rim.

The internal surface shows signs of have been made by a stamping process, thus repeatedly hammering and folding the metal into shape. This gives the interior an irregular folded surface and the folds can be seen in the rim cross-section.

Thimble is a dark olive green in colour.

Dimensions: Height: 22.84mm; thickness: 1.72mm; diameter: 20.56 mm; weight: 9.35g.

Similar thimbles have been published (Holmes 1988: 1, fig. 2), and on the database, see IOW-717F26

Holmes, E.F. 1988. Sewing Thimbles. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22.84 mm
Thickness: 1.72 mm
Weight: 9.35 g
Diameter: 20.56 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3480
Four figure Latitude: 51.50305749
Four figure longitude: -0.07075664
1:25K map: TQ3480
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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