SUSS-32CBDC: a copper-alloy thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: SUSS-32CBDC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy thimble (AD1550-1600). The thimble is tall with a rounded top. The indentations in the thimble appear to be circular. The indentations have been arranged in To parallel horizontal lines. This thimble has been cast as one piece. Around the base there is no rim. It is worn and the metal has lost much of its original surface. The metal is a dark reddish-brown colour. Parallels can be seen in Egan (2005), p. 132, fig. 630.

Length: 19.01 mm
Weight: 6.4 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.01 mm
Weight: 6.4 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Ringmer (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4411
Four figure Latitude: 50.88055751
Four figure longitude: 0.04557811
1:25K map: TQ4411
1:10K map: TQ41SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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