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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2E1F38
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval copper-alloy thimble dating AD1520-1620. The thimble has incised decoration around the lower part, consisting of a band of arrow-like symbols facing right and a band of semi-circular loops above, followed by two plain bands. The walls have a continuous spiral of hand drilled circular pits that spiral in an anti-clockwise direction towards the crown, only separated by two narrow incised bands. The thimble has a conical crown, with hand drilled circular pits sprialling clockwise from the centre to the edge of the crown. Dimensions: height: 17.12mm; diameter: 14.84mm; weight: 2.1g. The object is a brassy golden colour.
It is similar to those shows in Holmes 1988 Fig.5 A, suggesting that this thimble was manufactured in Nuremburg between AD1520-1620. An almost identical example is recorded on the database: LON-DCC852. See also examples in Read (2018, 43) and an example from the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545 (Gardiner and Allen 2005, 329-40, no. 81 A0807).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 17.12 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 14.84 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th March 2018
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4 Figure: TQ3180
Four figure Latitude: 51.50376016
Four figure longitude: -0.11395435
1:25K map: TQ3180
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Gardiner, J. and Allen, M.J.||2005||Before the Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose||Portsmouth||The Mary Rose Trust Ltd.|
|Holmes, E.F.||1988||Sewing Thimbles||Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9|
|Read, B.||2018||Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain||Oxford||Archaeopress|