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Unique ID: DOR-A28A57

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A complete copper alloy domed thimble of the Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1500. The thimble is circular with a plain circumferential band. There are two small splits in the rim. The surface has been decorated with a continuous left-hand spiral of drilled pits on the sides and crown leading to a plain tonsure. The inside is plain and undecorated. The thimble has a dark brown patina .
Reference: similar to example 99, p. 27 in Read, B. 2018, Metal Sewing-thimbles found in Britain.

Dimensions: Height: 21.14 mm, Diameter: 20.33 mm, Thickness: 0.96 mm, Weight: 5.40 g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.14 mm
Thickness: 0.96 mm
Weight: 5.4 g
Diameter: 20.33 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017786

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2119
Four figure Latitude: 50.97003785
Four figure longitude: -1.70229928
1:25K map: SU2119
1:10K map: SU21NW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2018 Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain Oxford Archaeopress 27 99

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

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