NMS-40525A: Post Medieval sewing ring or thimble

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Unique ID: NMS-40525A

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

Flattened copper alloy hand punched post medieval sewing ring or open topped thimble. It is 23mm tall and in its flattened state tapers from 30mm at the base to 23mm at the open top. There are eight rows of hand punched triangular (apex uppermost) indentations spiralling around the sides in a right-hand spiral, that start at the base with a hammer-like maker's mark (a T shape like a trefoil, with rounded ends to each of the arms). The thimble is probably a product of Nuremberg and dates to circa 16th century.

Class: ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1630

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 23 mm
Width: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st February 2016 - Sunday 21st February 2016

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 25624
Other reference: GC

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Near Taverham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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