BH-6F1311: Medieval to Post Medieval open thimble or sewing ring

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: BH-6F1311

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy open thimble or sewing ring dating from the late Medieval to early Post Medieval period (AD 1450-1550). The thimble is cylindrical and hollow, and expands slightly in diameter towards the base where there is a slightly thickened raised band. The outside surface is decorated with five horizontal lines of triangular indentations, while the interior surface is undecorated. The object has a mid-brown patina on all surfaces, and patches of green-corrosion inside. The thimble is 21mm in external diameter and a maximum of 2mm thick. It weighs 8.83 grams.

Class: ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 8.83 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Wednesday 19th December 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Hexton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0927
Four figure Latitude: 51.93084985
Four figure longitude: -0.4160965
1:25K map: TL0927
1:10K map: TL02NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: BH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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