OXON-1309EC: Medieval thimble: Beehive thimble

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: OXON-1309EC

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

A complete copper alloy thimble in very good condition, dating to the early post-medieval period, c. AD 1500-1600. The thimble has a right-hand spiral of punched oval pits running from the open end of the thimble up to and on to the crown, completely covering the crown. There is a circumferential groove below the indentations and above a bare strip at the base of the thimble.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.3 mm
Weight: 6.2 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.664

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Speen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4569
Four figure Latitude: 51.41823615
Four figure longitude: -1.3542664
1:25K map: SU4569
1:10K map: SU46NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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