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THIMBLE

Unique ID: WILT-A8DEA3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval or post Medieval cast copper alloy domed thimble, dating to c. AD 1450 - 1600. The thimble has a domed cap and sloping sides, with hand drilled pits continuing in a relatively uniform spiral from the apex to the rim, which is decorated with a circumferential band.

Dimensions: 22.87mm in height; 21.43mm in diameter at the mouth; 19.57mm in diameter at the shoulder; 1.89mm thick; 12.07g in weight.

cf. Saunders (2012: 114, 140) no. 232.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 28.87 mm
Thickness: 1.89 mm
Weight: 12.07 g
Diameter: 21.43 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge
Identified by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5399

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Potterne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9859
Four figure Latitude: 51.33009276
Four figure longitude: -2.03009162
1:25K map: ST9859
1:10K map: ST95NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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