GLO-1BCBE1: GLO-1BCBE1 Thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: GLO-1BCBE1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

~~A copper alloy thimble. The outside of the thimble is decorated with irregularly hand drilled circular indentations that spiral up towards the top of the domed cap. This artefact dates to 1350-1500. Similar examples are illustrated in E. F. Holmes' 'Sewing Thimbles', Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheet 9.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th December 2017 - Saturday 30th December 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Stroud (District)
Parish or ward: Slimbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7304
Four figure Latitude: 51.73405446
Four figure longitude: -2.39237339
1:25K map: SO7304
1:10K map: SO70SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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