BUC-F3ACED: Post medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: BUC-F3ACED

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete medieval copper alloy open thimble or sewing ring, dating to c. AD 1500. The outside of the thimble has seven horizontal lines of rectangular indentations or drilled pits, these almost line up vertically but are irregularly placed. The inside is undecorated. The thimble measures 14.5mm in diameter on the top, and 18.3mm in diameter on the base. The ring measures 18.3mm in width.The thimble weighs 4.32g. The thimble is a light browny green colour.

A similar sewing ring can be seen in Holmes 1988, 2, figure 4.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 18.3 mm
Weight: 4.32 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th December 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers Bucks Oct 2017 American Tour 2

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4792

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Thornborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7434
Four figure Latitude: 51.99952076
Four figure longitude: -0.92351544
1:25K map: SP7434
1:10K map: SP73SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Holmes, E.F. 2004 Finds Research Group Datasheet London Finds Research Group 2, figure 4.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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