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    • IdentifierID: 0013F3B4DB0012F2
    • County: Somerset
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • Object type: THIMBLE

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Record ID: SOM-D37677
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A silver thimble with waffle-shaped indentations but with pattern of linked cables left plain; plain band at part of the rim and plain disc at central point of dome. The thimble is in excellent condition, apart from one scratch running around it just below the dome. Given the regularity and depth of the indentations, the thimble may have been made on a lathe rather than punched by hand. Unmarked. Length approx 2.9 cm. Silver thimbles were used increasingly by the European nobility and gentry during the 17th Century but surviving examples are rare given that thimbles were much used and…
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2007
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Cuthbert Out', grid reference and parish protected.


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