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Unique ID: SUSS-7F3724
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A copper alloy medieval thimble of sewing ring type. It has hand drilled circular indentations of irregular size and depth, arranged in triangular panels set in alternating directions. Each panel is outlined with a neat tightly spaced line of indentations, and filled in with rather more irregularly set indentations. The panels have a zig-zag area of reserved metal between them, forming a kind of strapwork. There are crudely incised border grooves around the upper and lower rims.
The object has been crushed and flattened. It has a seam with significant overlap and appears to have been made from a strip of copper alloy that has been folded round, as no holes can be seen on the overlapped section. Length: 24.68mm. Height: 16.8mm. Width: 9.54mm. Thickness: 0.6mm. Weight: 3.4g.
The overlapping seam suggests a date of c. 1200-1450 (Read 2018, 9-10; Egan 1998, nos. 814-820).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 24.68 mm
Height: 16.8 mm
Width: 9.54 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th March 2014
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|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Holmes, E.F.||1988||Sewing Thimbles||Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9|