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THIMBLE

Unique ID: NMS-BDAA6E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Late medieval to post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the period c. AD 1400 - 1550. Cylindrical, with a slightly domed top which exhibits an off-centre corcular perforation. The thimble is now slightly crushed on one side. The top and sides exhibit a series of concentric rows of hand-punched oval pits. There is a plain strip at the mouth of the thimble engraved with a single concentric groove.

See: Holmes, E.F. (1988) 'Sewing Thimbles'. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich.

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: Exactly AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 11.5 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 19th June 2018 - Monday 16th July 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58900
Other reference: NMD072018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Strumpshaw (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3706
Four figure Latitude: 52.60006148
Four figure longitude: 1.49827965
1:25K map: TG3706
1:10K map: TG30NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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