SWYOR-35185C: Post Medieval thimble

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Unique ID: SWYOR-35185C

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A copper alloy thimble dating from the post medieval period, about AD 1520 - 1600. It was probably made in Nuremberg and is cast. It has a plain basal band with a single groove, and oval or D shaped punched pits arranged in a right-hand spiral over the sides and crown. There is a maker's mark at the start of the spiral, which looks like an asymmetrical saltire cross in a shield shaped cartouche. The mark does not appear to match any of the illustrations on page 39 of Read (2018), but number 157 is perhaps the most similar. The object has a height of 18.28mm, and a diameter (across its base) of 16.74mm. It weighs 5.63g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1520
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.28 mm
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 16.74 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3384

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Ackworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4519
Four figure Latitude: 53.66555248
Four figure longitude: -1.32043485
1:25K map: SE4519
1:10K map: SE41NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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