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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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