SOM-EFD71A: Post Medieval open thimble

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Unique ID: SOM-EFD71A

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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy open thimble dating to the period cAD1500 - 1620. The thimble has sloping sides and a continuous right-hand spiral of square indentations running from the base to the top rim. At the end of the indentations there is a stamped maker's mark of a crown with three circular rings inside a domed recessed panel. An incised line runs round the lower rim of the thimble. It measures 10.74mm in height, 19.17mm in diameter at the top and 21.09mm at the base and weighs 4.84g.

Reference is made to this type of thimble in Holmes, FRG Datasheet 9, pg 3.

Class: ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1620

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 10.74 mm
Weight: 4.84 g
Diameter: 21.09 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Thursday 1st February 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019411

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Otterhampton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Holmes, E.F. 1988 Sewing Thimbles Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9 9 3

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

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