WILT-D5E961:

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: WILT-D5E961

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A complete copper alloy bee-hive thimble dating from medieval to post-medieval period (AD 1400-1600). The thimble has a closed apex to its dome. Around the rim at the base of the thimble is a 1.4 mm smooth ridge or band. The thimble's body is covered with a series of punched holes in concentric rings which cease just before the apex to leave an undecorated 'tonsure' c 3.45 mm in diameter. The internal surface of the thimble is smooth and undecorated. The thimble is covered with a green patina. The thimble is 13.5 mm in height and 16.85 mm in diameter at the base; it weighs 3.26 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 13.5 mm
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 16.85 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5240

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ogbourne St. Andrew (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1972
Four figure Latitude: 51.44667306
Four figure longitude: -1.72799191
1:25K map: SU1972
1:10K map: SU17SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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