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Unique ID: BH-433F18
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy thimble dating to the late Medieval or Post-Medieval period, broadly AD 1400-1550. The thimble consists of a single hollow domed sheet. The exterior surface is covered with small circular indentations except for a thin plain circumferential boarder around the lower edge and around the tip of the dome. In the centre of the dome is a small circular perforation that extends through to the underside. The underside of the thimble is plain. The thimble measures 14mm in height, has an external diameter of 17mm and a thickness of 1mm. The thimble weighs 2.28 grams.
A similar example recorded by Egan (2005, p. 131, no. 621) is more closely dated to the period c. AD 1530-1550.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 14 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.28 g
Diameter: 17 mm
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4 Figure: TL3436
Four figure Latitude: 52.00626867
Four figure longitude: -0.04918996
1:25K map: TL3436
1:10K map: TL33NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Egan, G.||2005||Material Culture in London in an Age Of Transition: Tudor and Stuart period finds c.1450 - c.1700 from excavations at riverside sites in Southwark||London||Museum of London Archaeology Service||p. 131||no. 621|