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Unique ID: SOM-DE21CE
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy open/ring type thimble or 'sewing ring' of a late medieval or early post-medieval date.
The opening at the base (17.7mm diameter) is slightly wider than the opening at the top (15.1mm diameter). There is slight damage on the opening at the base where a section has been bent inwards. The thickness at to top opening measures 1.2mm and at the bottom measures 0.7mm. The sides are splayed and their height measures at 8.6mm. There are regularly spaced stamped circular pits arranged into four rows around the sides. It weighs 2.23g.
Ring type thimbles are found in British contexts from around AD 1450 (Holmes 1988:1). This thimble is similar to one found in Holmes 1988 fig. 4 which is dated to c.1450 - 1550.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 8.6 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 2.23 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm
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Other reference: SCC Receipt No 019833
4 Figure: ST1918
Four figure Latitude: 50.95571463
Four figure longitude: -3.15460353
1:25K map: ST1918
1:10K map: ST11NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Holmes, E.F.||1988||Sewing Thimbles||Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9|