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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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    • Primary material: Silver
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Record ID: SOM-62A2F8
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2012 T134, disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: Silver thimble, split down the side and at several points around the rim and bent open with the top missing. The outer side is covered in multiple rows of small, closely spaced indented sub-square pits a part from a band by the base. This design is known as waffle-shaped and may indicate it was made on a lathe. On the band are incised two horizontal lines with a motto between them: BE YT + AS x GOD . WYLS cx, in Roman capitals. The last symbol is broken across the split but appears to be an alpha or cx. An addit…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nynehead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9464E2
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2011 T458: Disclaimed Description: A silver thimble. The thimble has fairly straight sides, a slight domed top and a distinct carination between the sides and top. The sides are decorated with three incised lines above the rim, creating two narrow bands around the base with a wider band in between. There is a circular hole at one point within this wider band, 1.5mm in diameter. Above the third line, the thimble is decorated with regular, square indentations arranged in slightly irregular lines up the sides to the beginning of the dome, the top row is incomplete. Simila…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hardington Mandeville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F97398
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T832: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Post Medieval silver thimble formed of a domed top soldered onto a slightly tapering cylinder. The top is decorated with two recessed rings encircling an unrecessed crown enclosed by a recessed outer border with raised foliate decoration. The sides have a plain band top and bottom. The central part is decorated with regular rows of indented squares with a raised grid between them creating a 'waffle' pattern. Cutting across this pattern is a broad continuous zig-zag line running around the middle of the thimble. T…
Created on: Thursday 13th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heathayes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F91FCB
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T814: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A sheet silver thimble made in two pieces, dating from the c. late 17th-early 18th century AD. The thimble has a high domed top and originally slightly sloping sides, now squashed in places. The top was made separately from the body and they were soldered together, this solder has now cracked and they are only partly attached together. There is also a partially cracked seam running down the body. There is a circular hole punched form the inside near the base and vertical seam. The body and top are covered in abutti…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winsham CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CA4DE
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2016 T1059: Disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: A silver domed thimble of two-piece construction. The thimble has a crack down one side where the two ends of the strip of silver that forms the lower, ring shaped section, were connected. There is also a circular hole near the rim at the back, presumably to allow it to be suspended. The top and sides are decorated with regularly spaced small circular indents arranged in rows on the sides and a grid on the top. There are plain areas where the top and sides meet and down the join on the side. At the rim is a pla…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Henstridge CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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