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Unique ID: KENT-CC6623
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A silver domed thimble of one-piece construction, likely dating to the latter 17th century or early 18th century.
Description:The top and sides are decorated with regularly spaced small circular indents arranged in concentric rows which become more spaced out as it reaches the apex. Between the rim and the dimples a raised, concentric panel of floral decoration, with some acanthus motifs with two lines framing it all at the base.
Dimensions: The thimble is 15.2mm in height with a base d diameter of 13.6mm and 2.85g in weight.
Discussion: Several similar thimbles with the same design and various maker's marks have gone through the Treasure process and been dated to the 17th century such as IOW-7E8237 (2011 T738) from the Isle of Wight. Additionally, SUR-91ABAE (2016 T1068) was of similar design, and, though lacking marks, was dated to the late 17th century.
Conclusion: On balance of probability, it seems likely that the thimble is more than 300 years old and as it is made of more than 10% precious metals, it appears to constitute potential Treasure under the stipulations of The Treasure Act 1996.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Treasure case tracking number: 2017T641
Height: 5.2 mm
Weight: 2.85 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Treasure case number: 2017T641
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