BERK-91DC75: Post-medieval thimble: Silver thimble

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-91DC75

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete but distorted silver sewing thimble of post-medieval date (c. AD 1750-1900). The upper part of the outer face of this thimble has machine-made horizontal lines of circular indentations. The crown has concentric rings of machine-made circular indentations. The lower part has inscribed decoration consisting of incised or chased foliate scrolls divided by a crude lozenge-shaped cartouche, probably where the owner's initials could have been carved. The basal opening has an applied silver band that fits over the main silver sheet of the thimble.

As this object is under 300 years old and was a casual loss, therefore not buried with the intention of recovery, it does not qualify as treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.9 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2017.057

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Stonesfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4017
Four figure Latitude: 51.85016847
Four figure longitude: -1.42069536
1:25K map: SP4017
1:10K map: SP41NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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