LEIC-FD4095: Medieval copper alloy thimble

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Unique ID: LEIC-FD4095

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Medieval copper alloy thimble, 18mm in diameter, 17mm high and weighing 2.58grams. The object is circular in form and a pointed domed in cross section.

It is hollow and is decorated on three quarters of its outer surface with hand drilled depressions in c.10 rows, the last quarter of the surface towards the pointed apex is plain. The partially intact lower edge has an incised border.

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.58 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Freeby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8022
Four figure Latitude: 52.78965158
Four figure longitude: -0.81514442
1:25K map: SK8022
1:10K map: SK82SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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