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WMID-E09C07: Post-Medieval thimble (front and reverse)

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: WMID-E09C07

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete although flattened silver sewing thimble of Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1750-1900).

The body of the outer face of this thimble has machine-made horizontal lines of circular indentations. The crown has concentric rings of machine-made circular indentations. The lower edge of the thimble has a raised circumferential band. Above this is a flat area without indentations that has a raised circumferential collar.

There are parallels recorded on the PAS database including BERK-91DC75 discovered in Oxfordshire and IOW-7B8AEA from the Isle of Wight. This object can be dated to less than 300 years old. As it was a casual loss and not buried with the intention of recovery, it therefore does not qualify as treasure.

The thimble measures 25.1 mm in height, 25.1 mm in width, 3.6 mm in thickness in its flattened form and weighs 3.9 grams.

Class: closed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 25.1 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 3.9 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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