PUBLIC-647D74: Post-medieval thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-647D74

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy thimble of early post-medieval date.

Description: The thimble has a tapered body, pointed crown and manually-punched, rectangular pits. The pits on both the body and the crown of the thimble are in a right-hand spiral pattern. The pits on the body begin about one quarter of the way up from the base. Between the pits and the base there is a circumferential groove above a decorated band. The decoration on the band is a pattern of repeated, facing half-annulets.

Measurements: Height 18.16mm: Diameter 15.94mm: Weight 2.24g.

Discussion: This style of thimble is dated to between 1520 and 1650 and was produced in Nuremberg. Read 2018, page 42.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1520
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.16 mm
Weight: 2.24 g
Diameter: 15.94 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4392
Four figure Latitude: 53.40544904
Four figure longitude: 0.14963955
1:25K map: TF4392
1:10K map: TF49SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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