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Unique ID: SUR-2C3725

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy dome thimble, 15.1mm in length, with round indentations which run in a spiral around the sides. There is an undecorated tonsure 8.8mm wide, which has a small pierced hole in the centre. There is a simple moulded linear border around the open end.


The thimble is probably medieval in date (AD 1330 - 1400) due to it being short, the spiral decoration stopping at the tonsure and the pierced hole in the centre of the tonsure (Egan 1998, 265-266: Holmes 1988). The thimble is relatively light in weight and this indicates that it was used for light duty sewing (Egan 1998, 265). Similar to SOM-368592 and SOM-08C486.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1330
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5883
Four figure Latitude: 51.54292534
Four figure longitude: -1.16504412
1:25K map: SU5883
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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