DUR-A83786: DUR-A83786

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: DUR-A83786

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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 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 1730
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 19.02 mm
Width: 24.25 mm
Weight: 6.3 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Blyth area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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