SWYOR-9EC618: Medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SWYOR-9EC618

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy domed thimble dating from the medieval period, AD 1350 - 1500. It has small circular indentations in vertical rows up the sides and scattered at random across the top with a small tonsure, though indentatins on the top could eb obscured by corrosion. There is a single narrow groove around the base. There are also three V shaped notches cut into the rim. The thimble has a smooth, dark green patina. It is 16mm in diameter and 15.6mm high. It weighs 3.95gm.

See Holmes (1988) Finds Research Group Datasheet 9 and Read (2006) 'Metal Thimbles' in The Searcher, October 2006.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 15.6 mm
Weight: 3.95 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th May 2016 - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2903

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Saxton with Scarthingwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4736
Four figure Latitude: 53.81816188
Four figure longitude: -1.28759036
1:25K map: SE4736
1:10K map: SE43NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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