LON-A5D90E: A complete Post medieval copper alloy thimble dating AD1520-1620.

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: LON-A5D90E

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A complete Post medieval copper alloy thimble dating AD1520-1620. The thimble has a wide margin between the base and the regularly spaced pits. The pits are drilled in a spiral and they cover the peak. Where the pits terminate, there is a makers stamp in the form of a capital letter 'R'. Holmes (1988:3) writes "Thimbles with hand punched indentations often have a maker's mark which is struck where the spiral of the indentations begins near the base. These would appear to have been imported mostly from Nuremberg where, under the ordinances of the Guild of Thimble-makers, all thimbles and sewing rings were required to carry the mark of the master who made them. However not all Nuremberg thimbles are necessarily marked. So far as one can judge thimbles with makers' marks normally date from 1520-1620." Similar Nuremberg thimbles can be seen in Holmes (1988 Fig.5).

Dimensions: height: 22.23mm; diameter: 17.23mm; weight: 2.29g.

Other Nuremberg thimbles on the database are LON-6EDF95, LON-94D972, LON-396407 and NMS-725926.

References: Holmes, E. 1988. Sewing Thimbles. Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford.

Class: Nuremberg
Inscription: R

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 1520
Date to: Circa AD 1620

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22.23 mm
Weight: 2.29 g
Diameter: 17.23 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.50329348
Four figure longitude: -0.08515568
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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