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Record ID: WMID-3F2C94
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable complete copper alloy ring or open thimble, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to c. AD 1550). This thimble is circular in cross-section and the side tapers inwards from the base towards the top. The outer face has 22 vertical lines of drilled sub-triangular pits. There are no manufacturing marks. Neither the top or bottom edges are original. The thimble has a minimum external diameter of 16.2 mm and a minimum internal diameter of 13.4 mm. It is 8.1 mm tall, with the sides 1.0 mm thick. It weighs 1.7 g. The thimble is a dark green colour, with an e…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-45A463
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver thimble, of probable Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1700). The incomplete thimble consists of part of the inscribed band at the base of the thimble and part of the pits above. The rest is missing. The fragment of the band appears to have part of a foliate decoration present. The pits are circular in shape, and aligned both horizontally and diagonally. The reverse is undecorated. The fragment measures 8.0 mm in length, 6.1 mm wide and 0.4 mm thick. It weighs 0.1 g. The fragment is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Dewchurch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-215392
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver thimble, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). The thimble is incomplete as it was constructed in two parts: sides and the domed top. Only the lower body / sides are present, as the domed top is lost, presumed lost in antiquity. The seam on the body has split open. The sides are decorated with two grids of square depressions (pits for the needle), each separated by a vertical column with several small diagonal grooves, orientated vertical. Within this grid, is a floral design, made from a four petaled flower. At the base is a poorly preserved and worn i…
Created on: Thursday 30th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hereford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-84B9CF
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete machine drawn silver thimble of Post Medieval to Modern dating (19th to 20th Centuries AD). The thimble consists of a tall conical shape, with a rounded top. Circular indentations cover the top two thirds of the thimble and have been arranged in neat horizontal lines. Below the indentations are five arches with cross hatched decoration inside and stamped triangles around the upper edge. The base of the thimble has been rolled over. No maker's marks are present. The thimble measures 21.4 mm in length, 15.5 mm in diameter and the walls are 1.1 mm thick. It weighs 1.6 gr…
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-A11E57
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete machine drawn silver thimble of Post Medieval to Modern dating (19th to 20th Centuries AD). The thimble consists of a tall conical shape, with a rounded top. Circular indentations (pits) cover the top two thirds of the thimble and have been arranged in neat horizontal lines. Separating the pits from the decorative border is a horiztonal groove, located just below the halfway point of the thimble. The decorative panel consists of an inscribed foliate scroll like design. The base of the thimble has been rolled over. No hallmarks are visible. The thimble measures 24.2 mm
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-085505
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable complete copper alloy ring or open thimble, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to c. AD 1550). This thimble is circular in cross-section and the side tapers inwards from the base towards the top. The outer face has a right hand spiralling line of four revolutions of drilled sub-triangular pits. There are no manufacturing marks. The thimble has a minimum external diameter of 18.4 mm and a minimum internal diameter of 15.6 mm. It is 9.8 mm tall, with the sides 1.7 mm thick. The thimble is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, ca…
Created on: Thursday 5th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-7FC8B4
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy domed / beehive thimble of Late Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1550) The thimble is of the beehive or domed shape, and is sub circular in shape. Post depositional soil pressure has deformed the thimble slightly, so it is more of an square shape. A series of circular holes or indentations have been punched around the sides in horizontal and vertical lines, in a right hand spiral pattern. The indentations are in a circular pattern on the domed top. Two horizontal grooves are present as decoration just above the base of the thimble. The thimble measure…
Created on: Friday 11th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-1DBD83
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy domed / beehive thimble of Late Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1550) The thimble is of the beehive or domed shape, and is sub circular in shape. Post depositional soil pressure has deformed the thimble slightly, so it is more of an oval shape. A series of circular holes or indentations have been punched around the sides in horizontal and vertical lines. The indentations are in a circular pattern on the domed top. Two horizontal grooves are present as decoration just above the base of the thimble. The thimble measures 14.4 mm tall, 21.2 mm wide and 1…
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 23rd January 2014
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Record ID: WMID-34EFE4
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete machine drawn silver thimble of Post Medieval to Modern dating (19th to 20th Centuries AD). The thimble consists of a tall conical shape, with a rounded top. Circular indentations cover the top two thirds of the thimble and have been arranged in neat horizontal lines. Below the indentations are two horizontal borders. The upper one bears an inscribed foliate scroll like design. The lower one has pellet lines to the top and bottom, with a row of larger pellets in between. The base of the thimble has been rolled over. No hallmarks are visible. The thimble measures 21.3 …
Created on: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-7F2A32
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy domed / beehive thimble of Late Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1550) The thimble is of the beehive or domed shape, and is circular in plan. A series of circular holes or indentations have been punched around the sides in horizontal lines. The indentations are in a circular pattern on the domed top. The thimble measures 17.9 mm tall, a maximum diameter of 19.5 mm (at the base) and has walls 2.1 mm thick. It weighs 5.1 g. The thimble is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina. This style of thimble is commonly known as a beehive …
Created on: Friday 11th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2013
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Record ID: WMID-C0E112
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver thimble, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). The thimble is incomplete as it was constructed in two parts: sides and the domed top. Only the lower body / sides are present, as the domed top is lost, presumed lost in antiquity. The body itself is crushed almost flat and the seam is split. The sides are decorated with a cast grid of square depressions (pits for the needle). Within this grid, is a repeating floral design, made from a four petaled flower, joined to another by two opposed curved lines. At the base is a poorly preserved and worn inscription…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Market Drayton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-89CE08
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete machine pressed / deep drawn silver thimble, of Early Modern dating (Mid 19th Century AD). The thimble consists of a sheet of pressed silver metal bent in half. The sheet bears an oval cartouche in the centre, with an indented (zig zag) border. Apart from a border at the bottom of the sheet, the rest of it is covered with a series of diagonal incised lines, creating a background of small lozenges. The border at the bottom has been stamped with both a sponsor (maker)'s mark and a hallmark. The sponsor's mark consists of the letters: G A (or &) I (or J). L, set into a …
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2012
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Record ID: WMID-5EFD36
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy domed / beehive thimble of Late Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1550) The thimble is of the beehive or domed shape, and is circular in plan. A series of circular holes or indentations have been punched around the sides in horizontal lines. The indentations are in a circular pattern on the domed top. The thimble measures 22.72 mm tall, a maximum diameter of 20.73 mm (at the base) and has walls 2.36 mm thick. It weighs 12.5 g. The thimble is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina. This style of thimble is commonly known as a be…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-17C4E8
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (possibly brass) "bee-hive" thimble, of Late Medieval dating (1400 to 1550 AD). The thimble is circular in plan, and broadly D shaped in cross section / profile, with gentle sloping sides and a pointed domed top. The thimble has been formed from relatively thick cast metal. The base is sub circular in plan. There are no notches or folds present at the base or around the rim. The sides slope and taper towards the shallow domed top. The sides have a series of indentations around them. These indentations are arranged in rough horizontal circumferential lin…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Record ID: LVPL-7B93B3
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (possibly brass) "bee-hive" or "heavy-duty" thimble, of Late Medieval dating (1400 to 1550 AD). The thimble is circular in plan, and broadly D shaped in cross section / profile, with gentle sloping sides and a pointed domed top. The thimble has been formed from relatively thick cast metal. The base is circular or slightly oval in plan. The rim of the thimble is decorated with a single circumferential groove. There are no notches or folds present at the base or around the rim. The sides slope and taper towards the shallow domed top. The sides have a seri…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
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Record ID: WAW-155897
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy beehive thimble of Late Medieval dating (c.1400 to 1550 AD). The thimble is of the domed or beehive shape, and is sub circular in plan, having been slightly bent out of shape due to soil pressure. The thimble has two sections to it, the inner section consisting of an inner sleeve in a domed shape and an outer section with a series of indentations punched into it. The inner section consists of plain, undecorated sheet metal, cast into a beehive shape (Holmes, 1988, fig 2b). The top is circular and exhibits a V-shaped groove acr…
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-61A3B6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast or deep drawn silver domed thimble, with maker's mark, of Early Modern Dating (19th Century onwards). The thimble is of a domed type, similar to that known as Dutch or English type III, manufactured between 1730 and 1800 (Holmes, 1988). It consists of straight sides, and a domed top. The sides are covered by a series of circular indentations, each with a surrounding rim, positioned in horizontal rows. It looks hand made as opposed to machine made as the indentation rows do not always match up. The base of the thimble is decorated by a narrow rouletted band. …
Created on: Monday 13th December 2010
Last updated: Saturday 26th February 2011
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