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Unique ID: LON-11F0CD
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 22.84 mm
Thickness: 1.72 mm
Weight: 9.35 g
Diameter: 20.56 mm
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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.
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