NARC-52EFD1: NARC-52EFD1 : Thimble : Medieval

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: NARC-52EFD1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy light-duty thimble of Medieval date (AD 1350-1450). The object is shallow and domed. The thimble is decorated with a single concentric groove around the base, and parallel lines of punched circles transversely along the walls. As the walls angle inwards the punches are in concentric circles, apparently a spiral formation although patches of lost patination. Within the central area at the top with a single perforation at the apex. The inner surface is undecorated.


Height: 11.10mm, Width: 20.66mm, Thickness: 1.73mm, Weight: 4.4g


Holmes' 'Tonsure' type (Holmes 1988:3)

The metal is mid-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. The object has been compressed along the open end distorting the shape.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 11.1 mm
Width: 20.66 mm
Thickness: 1.73 mm
Weight: 4.4 g

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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: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Blakesley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6250
Four figure Latitude: 52.14481937
Four figure longitude: -1.09538201
1:25K map: SP6250
1:10K map: SP65SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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