CORN-0E8A0A: sewing ring (profile)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-0E8A0A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy open-topped thimble or sewing ring, now sub-circular in plan as the sides have come together, and rectangular in profile. The surface is corroded and has some iron staining on the exterior, and the circumferences of both the upper and lower edges are damaged but preserve short sections of the original edges: 8 mm on the lower edge and 2.5 mm on the upper edge. The outer face has been hand punched with four rows of irregularly-spaced circular pits or indentations. Egan (2005) on page 132, fig.126, no.648 illustrates a similar sewing ring from Fastolf Place, Southwark which is dated from the late 15th to the early 16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2018 - Saturday 30th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Erth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5732
Four figure Latitude: 50.13817856
Four figure longitude: -5.40203551
1:25K map: SW5732
1:10K map: SW52SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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