Medieval Thimble

A hand-punched bronze thimble dating from around the 15th century A.D.


Derived from the earlier 'beehive' type, this 500yr old thimble would probably have been produced in a local smithy, as a large-scale, copper-alloy working industry had yet to develop in England.


Much like spindle-whorls and lead palm-guards, thimbles are common 'cloth-working' implements often found by metal detectorists. This particular item was discovered in North Norfolk, UK.


Private acquisition by Timeless Galleries, 2018.

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