DENO-CFB9C2: Medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: DENO-CFB9C2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy (possibly brass) medieval thimble, it is dome-shaped in form and has small holes, indicating use with narrow gauge needles. The holes are distributed fairly irregularly in a clockwise spiral, indicating an early date, (AD 1400 -1550). The thimble weighs 6.88g. It has a diameter of 19.8mm at the base and a height of 21.7mm. There are two small notches in the rim of the base, on opposite sides.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21.7 mm
Weight: 6.8 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8184

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Newark (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8153
Four figure Latitude: 53.06810859
Four figure longitude: -0.79259246
1:25K map: SK8153
1:10K map: SK85SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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