SWYOR-C50BDC: Post Medieval Thimble

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A copper alloy Post Medieval thimble dating from about AD 1500 - 1600. It has a circumferential basal plain band with one groove, and a continuous right hand spiral of oval pits covering the sides and crown. It has fairly straight sides and a shallowly domed top. It is 20.4mm high, 20.2mm diameter at the base and 6.35g. There is a dent in the rim, and it has a light green patina. Compare numbers 124 and 126 on page 35 of Read (2018) Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 20.4 mm
Weight: 6.35 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th January 2018 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3337

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Town Moor (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6104
Four figure Latitude: 53.52912776
Four figure longitude: -1.08124565
1:25K map: SE6104
1:10K map: SE60SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2018 Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain Oxford Archaeopress 35

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Audit data

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

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