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Unique ID: PUBLIC-647D74
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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, 42-3. See also an example from the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545 (Gardiner and Allen 2005, 329-40, no. 81 A0807).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 18.16 mm
Weight: 2.24 g
Diameter: 15.94 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th September 2018
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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.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Read, B.||2018||Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain||Oxford||Archaeopress||Page 42|