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Unique ID: DUR-A83786
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A copper alloy thimble dating to the post-Medieval period c.AD1620-1799.
The sub-conical thimble is circular in plan with the sides tapering down towards the base. The indentations are in a regular pattern: on the sides, they are in concentric circles whilst on the top they are in a spiral form. There is a small plain border around the base
The thimble has been flattened on one side making measurement of the diameter not possible. There is a small perforation on the top in one of the indentations. Holmes (1999, fig.7c) identifies this type of thimble as a cast Dutch Type III or English thimble dating between 1730-1800.
Weight 6.3g, height 19.02mm, width 24.25mm.
Holmes, E., (1999) Sewing Thimbles; Datasheet 9, Finds Research Group Datasheets 1-24. Oxford.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 19.02 mm
Width: 24.25 mm
Weight: 6.3 g
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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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